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NeWtOn COI lege Academic Catalog 1972-73 




Newton, Massachusetts 02159 



Newton College Academic Catalog 1972-73 

Newton, Massachusetts 02159 



Newton College of the Sacred Heaf# 
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885 Centre Street 
Newton, Massachusetts 02159 



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The College reserves the right to make changes in the regulations and courses announced in this catalog. 




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Table of Contents 

Introduction / 3 

Women at Newton College / 5 

Admissions / 15 

Fees and Expenses / 21 

Curriculum / 27 

Division of Humanities and Fine Arts / 34 

Division of Language, Literature and Communications / 50 

Division of Science and Mathematics / 62 

Division of Social Science and Religion / 68 

Division of Special Programs / 84 

Registry / 91 

Correspondence Directory / 98 

Index / 99 



Introduction 

Newton College is a residential liberal arts college for women located 
in the suburb of Newton, Massachusetts, seven miles west of 
Boston. 

The College and the adjoining Country Day School occupy 70 acres. 
Newton College was established in 1946 and the Country Day 
School, now merged with the College, was founded in 1850. Both 
institutions were begun by the Society of the Sacred Heart in France 
in 1800. For more than 170 years, in nearly every country in the 
world, the Society has devoted itself to quality education for young 
women. Students share the advantages of belonging to an 
international educational organization that has schools and colleges 
on all the continents. 

Newton offers a curriculum that combines its historical inheritance with 
what its faculty and administration perceive as the best innovative 
thinking in liberal arts education. Academic offerings are supple- 
mented through a system of cross-registration with other colleges 
in the area. Other unusual supplements include a graduate program 
in open education, one of the first in the country; and the active 
presence of the Physical Science Group of the National Science 
Foundation which is teaching and conducting research at the college. 
One of Newton College's most important assets is its size. The student 
body numbers under 900 which means that the faculty members and 
the administration can give to each student a generous amount 
of individual attention and guidance. 










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Women at Newton College 



Newton College may owe its existence to the fact that 
life at the college for students has always been immense- 
ly educational and enjoyable. For many years, the 
majority of applicants seem to have been attracted to 
the College by someone who knew the Newton commu- 
nity well — a student, a professor or an alumna. 

As might be expected, the most notable quality of 
student life at Newton is a shared sense of community. 
In the last twenty five years the community has broad- 
ened to include women from every state and thirty 
foreign countries. Although the life-styles and interests 
of students have also proliferated, the sense of commu- 
nity remains as strong as it was when the College was 
instituted in 1946. 

The College inspires loyalties — not so much to the 
institution itself as among students, faculty, religious 
and administrators. These loyalties make possible free- 



doms and responsibilities which are not to be found 
on many other campuses. 

Living Environment 

The Newton College campus and adjoining Academy is 
situated on seventy acres in Newton, Massachusetts, a 
suburb of Boston. Within minutes of the college are 
some of the most distinguished universities, laboratories, 
hospitals, museums, public broadcasting agencies, gal- 
leries, repertory theatres, orchestras, and publishing 
houses in America. These places are stimulating and 
liberating, in that each woman is able to use the environ- 
ment to pursue those interests and associations unique 
to her own personality. 

Newton College has six residence halls each of which 
accommodates from 100 to 150 students. Women live in 
either single or double rooms, although a few rooms for 
three or four are available to upperclassmen. The cost 
of all rooms is the same, and students change rooms 
and residence halls from year to year. 

Entering freshmen and members of the junior class 
arrive at the college several days earlier than sopho- 
mores and seniors. Each freshman is assigned a "junior 
sister" who establishes contact with her during the 
summer months and is here to welcome her. Volunteer 
groups of juniors, along with the faculty, acquaint 
freshmen with the campus, and explain the function 
and operation of the various academic and governing 
elements within the College. They also guide them 
through a weekend of tours, mixers, and other social 
events to give each woman a grasp of the cultural and 
recreational advantages of Boston and a sincere wel- 
come to the community of Newton College. 

Members of all four classes live in each residence 
hall, sharing its formal and informal lounges, kitchen- 
ette, television sets, laundry, telephones and commu- 
nity life. All students are permitted to have cars on 



campus. Each residence hall complex has, in residence, 
a Director, Assistant Director and a Counselor. The 
Director is a young married woman whose husband is 
a graduate student in one of the nearby universities. 
These young adults serve as friends and advisors to 
students. 

Fifteen seniors are currently participating in an 
experimental off-campus living program, while almost 
fifty others commute from their homes in the Boston 
area. These "off-campus" students have a lounge and 
kitchenette of their own and participate fully in college 
life. 

Adding to the character of the campus are the two 
large and architecturally interesting estates of the 
Harriman and Schrafft families. The college facilities 
are relatively new. Its student union, classrooms, librar- 
ies, laboratories, chapel, infirmary, offices, residence 
halls and multi-media facilities are modern and well 
designed. 

The Putnam Art Center, formerly the Harriman estate, 
and the building which served as the College Library 
until 1966, was rededicated in 1967 and named for 
Roger Lowell Putnam, a long-time benefactor and 
Trustee of the college. It contains studios and class- 
rooms, the art library and slide collection, the office of 
the Art Department and a circular exhibit staircase. The 
Putnam Art Center, in recent years, has become a forum 
for artistic and creative work. 

Barat House, formerly the country estate of the 
Schrafft family, is the original building of the College. 
The President's office, the Development office and a 
number of reception rooms are housed here. 




Student Governance 

The College expects that each student who has passed 
the College's entrance requirements is fully capable of 
accepting the responsibilities of membership in the 
community of Newton College. Accordingly, final re- 
sponsibility for such college policies as affect student 
private and social life is vested in the students them- 
selves. 

The 100-member Student Senate is the recognized 
agency for student discussion, organization and action. 
It sets and enforces standards and regulations in prac- 
tically all matters of student affairs, including curfews 
and parietal regulations. It is also the function of the 
Student Senate to coordinate and express student 
opinion; to initiate specific proposals to promote the 
welfare of the College; and to assist and supervise in 
the effective functioning of student activities, organiza- 
tions and social events. 

In addition, students now serve on the Board of Trus- 
tees and on all of the College's Presidential Committees, 
which make recommendations to the President in all 
matters of College policy, ranging from academic 
standards to finances. 

As an organ of student government, the Student Aca- 
demic Council serves as a communicating body among 
the students, dean and faculty on academic matters. 
The Council also sponsors cultural activities, one of 
which is a series that brings distinguished scholars, 
artists and civic leaders to the campus at intervals 
throughout the academic year. 



Student Organizations 

Several organizations are sponsored by the students to 
benefit the college community. In the social and cultural 
areas, the Social Committee arranges events with the 
numerous colleges and universities in the area, and, 
along with the Interest Committee, keeps the student 




body informed of other social activities, including ski 
weekends, concerts, dances, exhibits, cinema and 
drama. Other on-campus activities include the Glee 
Club, which presents a number of single and joint 
concerts throughout the year, the Drama Club which 
presents two productions annually and the Newtones, 
a folk and pop singing group which performs through- 
out the Northeast and has issued several successful 
recordings. 

The student organizations jointly sponsor an annual 
Arts Week at Newton College during which all of the 
arts are presented and celebrated. This event has 
become popular throughout the New England area. 
Among the recent participants in Arts Week have been 
Yousuf Karsh, Anthony Newman, Rolf Scharre, the Ger- 
man Center Boston Branch of Goethe Institute, Munich, 
the Dawson-Eira Jazz Ensemble, and the Elma Lewis 
National Center of Afro-American Artists, members of 
the Metropolitan Opera Company of New York, and 
numerous other singers, dancers, poets and artists. 



The Christian Service Committee is responsible for 
volunteer service work being done by Newton students 
in the Greater Boston area. Teaching in Roxbury, visit- 
ing hospitals, working with the mentally retarded, and 
serving as aides at Children's Hospital are a few of the 
many opportunities made available to the Newton 
women interested in community service work. Students 
may work individually or in groups. The Christian Serv- 
ice Committee has always been open to experimental 
student-initiated projects. It promotes the spirit of Chris- 
tian living on and off campus. Members prepare litur- 
gical services and raise money to sponsor Lay Aposto- 
late groups who spend two weeks at Easter and part of 
the summer vacation in deprived areas of Appalachia 
and the Ozarks. Students may participate in a growing 
variety of political organizations from the structured 
and long established Young Republican and Democrat 
Clubs to several ad hoc groups which come together for 
various projects. The Athletic Association sponsors 
activities such as basketball, horseback riding, volley- 
ball, sailing, tennis, dance, fencing and golf. Recently 
the Newton sailing team won first place honors in North- 
east sailing competition, and for the past three years 
has placed in the Nationals. 

Many students find academic societies such as the 
Psychology Club and the French Club to be a means of 
sharing lifelong interests with others of similar mind. 
Newton publications such as 885, the College's weekly 
newspaper, and The Well, the college yearbook provide 
a media for student creativity and expression. 

The Black Students' Organization was formed to facil- 
itate interaction with other Black Student Associations 
in the Boston area. Members hope to establish a unified 
voice in matters that affect black students at Newton, 
to contribute to the black community in greater Boston, 
and to establish a source of aid and information to in- 
coming and prospective black students. The Interna- 
tional Club promotes a cultural interchange among the 





various nationalities present in the Greater Boston area. 
The students sponsor various social and cultural activi- 
ties in conjunction with international clubs of the other 
Boston area colleges. 

The Experimental College at Newton is a student- 
initiated student-run experiment in learning. The College 
responds directly to the needs of the students and 
provides a forum for faculty-student discussion of con- 
temporary issues. The courses supplement the usual 
college curriculum. The test of Experimental College 
courses is relevance, and the courses are creative and 
personal. This organization allows anyone to give or 
take a course, and there are no fees, tests, grades or 
credits. The only requirements are initiative, and a 
genuine interest in learning through sharing openly with 
others. 




Social Life 

Diversity of styles, opinions, tastes and interests are 
both cultivated and welcomed. Most women take advan- 
tage of the varied resources and experiences of Boston. 
These experiences, are, in turn, balanced by academic 
and social opportunities of the campus. The off-campus 
attractions are as many and varied as are the students 
of Newton. Boston College, Harvard, MIT, Holy Cross, 
Dartmouth, Boston University, Tufts and Yale, among 
others, are within easy driving distance. Students also 
enjoy the restaurants, theatre, concerts, cinema, 
politics, art and sights of Greater Boston. 

The college, in conjunction with the students, pro- 
vides a series of on-campus activities: lectures, movies, 
concerts, parties, major weekend events, sherry hours 
with guest speakers, sports events and exhibits followed 
by receptions. 




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Medical Services 

The services of the College physician and nurses are 
available to students at the Spellman Infirmary, a mod- 
ern facility located on the campus. Twenty-four hour 
coverage in the infirmary is provided by registered 
nurses, and the College physician is on call at all times. 
Consultants to the College Health Services, represent- 
ing all specialties, serve on the faculty of the Tufts Uni- 
versity School of Medicine, and on the staff of St. 
Elizabeth's Hospital in nearby Brighton. In the event of 
serious illness, students are hospitalized at St. Eliza- 
beth's. 




Counseling Services 

A variety of counseling services are available to stu- 
dents at the College. Formal academic counseling is 
available from the Academic Dean, Assistant Academic 
Deans and faculty advisors. Formal personal adjust- 
ment counseling may be arranged through the College 
Health Services. Psychiatric and psychological counsel- 
ing services are provided by the College Mental Health 
Center of Boston, Inc. or by consultation with the 
Newton College medical staff at the College Infirmary. 
Many channels are available for informal personal 
counseling from the Dean of Students, the chaplain, the 
Director of Residence Life and the Residence Staff. 



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Admissions 



Admission Standards 

The applicant to Newton College should have several 
distinctive attributes in order to derive the full benefits 
of the college's liberal arts education. 

Secondary school academic records should be well 
above average. The Admissions Committee recognizes 
that some women have greater intellectual potential 
than their academic records indicate, and willingly 
seeks evidence of this potential in the young woman's 
activities, interests, or accomplishments. 

She should be capable of contributing to others in 
the demanding and rewarding community life of the 
College. Whether this potential contribution lies in 
artistic creativity, diversity of experience, leadership, 
moral strength, or depth of personality, it must find a 
place in a living environment which demands initiative 
and self-discipline to be enjoyed. 

Newton students are expected to decide many issues 
for themselves while at the College; an applicant should, 
therefore, evidence the maturity necessary to assume 
adult responsibilities. The College actively seeks appli- 
cants from all races, nationalities, creeds, and geo- 
graphical locations. In all cases where an applicant has 
been accepted, every attempt will be made to find suffi- 
cient financial aid to enable her to attend where her 
personal or family resources would not otherwise permit 
her to do so. 

All correspondence regarding admission to Newton 
College should be addressed to: Director of Admissions, 
Newton College, Newton, Massachusetts 02159. 



Application 

Application forms may be obtained from the Admissions 
Office. A fee of $15 must accompany the application and 
all applications should be submitted by February 15 of 
the applicant's senior year in high school. 



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General Requirements for Admission 
To be considered for the freshman class, students 
should plan to complete sixteen secondary school units 
in college preparatory studies. These studies should 
include English, mathematics, social studies, physical 
sciences and foreign languages. 

Secondary School Transcript and Recommendation 
After the Admissions Office has received an application, 
a candidate should have her secondary school send to 
the Admissions Office a transcript of her grades and 
credits and a recommendation from the principal or 
guidance counselor. 

Interview 

A campus visit and a personal interview by an Admis- 
sions Officer are strongly recommended. If distance 
makes this impossible, the Director of Admissions will, 
upon request of the candidate, arrange for an alumna or 
another representative of the College to contact the 
applicant for a personal interview. 

Visiting the Campus 

Newton welcomes visitors to the College. The Admis- 
sions Office in Stuart House is open Monday through 
Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and from 10:00 a.m. 
to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. By prior arrangement, special 
appointments may be made on Sunday and holidays. 
Rooms are available on campus for an overnight visit 
if a prospective student should be interested in staying 
in a residence hall and attending some classes. Arrange- 
ments for rooms may be made through the Admissions 
Office. 

Co//ege Entrance Tests 

All candidates for admission are required to take either 
the College Entrance Examination Board Scholastic 
Aptitude Test or the American College Testing Program 



Test and three Achievement Tests, one of which must be 
in English Composition. The SAT's or the ACT's should 
be taken no later than January of the senior year, while 
the Achievement Tests should be completed by March 
of that year. The dates on which an applicant plans to 
take the tests should be indicated on the application 
form. The candidate is responsible for requesting that 
her scores be forwarded to Newton College by the 
appropriate testing service. 

The applicant may obtain the registration form and 
the dates of the tests from her guidance counselor or 
by writing directly to the College Entrance Examination 
Board. Box 592, Princeton, New Jersey 08540; or in the 
western United States, western Canada, Australia, 
Mexico. Pacific Islands, to College Entrance Examina- 
tion Board. Box 1025, Berkeley. California 94701. For 
ACT test information, the applicant may write to Ameri- 
can College Testing Program. P.O. Box 168. Iowa City, 
Iowa 52240. 

Early Decision Plan 

The Early Decision Plan is an alternative to the regular 
admission procedure. It is available to those students 
who decide early that Newton College is the college 
which they wish to attend and who, before December 1, 
agree not to apply elsewhere. A candidate must file an 
application for admission, a statement obtained from 
the College that she is a candidate under the Early 
Decision Plan, and submit to the Admissions Office all 
supporting credentials by November 1. 

Decisions concerning admission and financial aid will 
be mailed on December 1. A student accepted under 
the Early Decision Plan is required to make a non- 
refundable deposit of $200 by January 15. 



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Rolling Admissions 

An application should be filed by February 15 of the 
candidate's senior year. Beginning February 15, the 
Committee on Admissions sends letters of acceptance 
to those candidates who have completed their creden- 
tials and who have been awarded final acceptance by 
the Committee. A candidate must notify the Admissions 
Office of her decision by May 1. If she is enrolling in the 
College, a non-refundable deposit of $200 must accom- 
pany her reservation slip. This deposit will be credited 
to her account. 

Advanced Placement 

Advanced standing and credit is given to students who 
receive scores of not less than 3 in the Advanced Place- 
ment Tests of the College Entrance Examination Board 
after their papers have been reviewed by the appropriate 
department. Incoming freshmen should write to the 




Office of the Academic Dean to arrange for a review 
before entering Newton College in September. 

Foreign Students 

The entrance requirements for foreign students are sub- 
stantially the same as for applicants who are United 
States citizens. In the case of applicants attending 
secondary schools where English is not the primary 
language, the Test of English as a Foreign Language 
(TOEFL) is required in addition to the CEEB/ACT tests. 
If a student cannot obtain the registration forms and 
the dates of the CEEB tests at her secondary school, 
she should write directly to the College Entrance Exam- 
ination Board or American College Testing Program. 
It is expected that every applicant will be responsible 
for making the correct visa arrangements for attending 
school in the United States. If visa information is 
needed, assistance may be obtained from the Admis- 
sions Office. 



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Early Admission 

A limited number of exceptionally qualified students 
may be admitted upon completion of their junior year 
of high school. To be eligible for such consideration, a 
student should present the same sixteen secondary 
school units in college preparatory studies including 
four in English as are required of senior high school 
applicants. In addition, the applicant must have a strong 
endorsement from her high school attesting to her 
personal and academic maturity and readiness for 
college study. 

Deferred Admission 

Some high school students today prefer to postpone 
college enrollment for one year, thus "taking a year off" 
for work, travel, or non-college related study. The stu- 
dent may, however, want to complete the admission 
procedure during her senior year to assure herself of a 
place in the following year's freshman class. Newton 
subscribes to the policy of deferred admission for one 
year. A student interested in this procedure should 
complete her application stating her desire for deferred 
admission, and would be notified of the Admission Com- 
mittee's decision during her senior year. She is obliged 
to pay a non-refundable deposit of $100 by May 1 and 
to pay the remaining $100 by January 1 of the following 
year. 

Transfer Students 

Newton College accepts freshman, sophomore, and 
junior transfer students in the fall and at mid-year. Their 
records must satisfy the entrance requirements of the 
College and their previous college courses and grades 
should substantially satisfy the Newton College general 
requirements. 

Transfer students' applications for the Fall Semes- 
ter should be received by May 1. Applications for the 
Spring Semester must be received by November 15. 




Applicants will be considered after the following cre- 
dentials have been received: complete transcript of 
secondary school record, official transcript of college 
record, and letter of clearance and recommendation 
from the Academic Dean or the Dean of Students of the 
institution previously attended. Liberal arts subjects in 
which the applicant has received a grade of C or better 
will usually be accepted for transfer credit but credits 
must always be reviewed with the Office of the Aca- 
demic Dean. Notification of transferrable credits will be 
included with a letter of acceptance from the College. 
In order to obtain a Newton College degree, a transfer 
student must take 50% of her credits at Newton. 



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Registered Nurses 

Registered nurses who transfer to Newton College from 
a university-affiliated nursing school are considered in 
the same category as other transfer students. The can- 
didate's liberal arts courses (i.e., Anatomy, Biology, 
Chemistry, etc.) in which she obtained a grade of C or 
better will usually be accepted for credit. Nurses who 
have graduated from a hospital non-degree-granting 
nursing school may obtain credit by examination for 
selected liberal arts courses for which they pass exam- 
inations offered at Newton College. 

Continuing Education 

The Continuing Education Program at Newton College 
gives women whose academic careers have been inter- 
rupted the opportunity to resume study on a full-time 
or a part-time basis. Women of any age and from a 
variety of academic and professional backgrounds are 
welcome. 

Several educational options are offered and geared 
to the individual needs and interests of the Continuing 
Education student. Some women want to start or com- 
plete course work for their Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor 
of Science degree; other women want to take courses 
in preparation for a new career, for enhancement of 
their professional capabilities, or simply for self-enrich- 
ment and enjoyment. 

Women may audit courses, enroll in undergraduate 
courses for credit, or enroll in a degree program. The 
flexibility of the program offers the opportunity for 
women to pursue their education while still fulfilling 
family or vocational commitments. Babysitting services 
are available on campus. 

Women who are considering a continuation of their 
studies may obtain further information and individual 
attention in formulating their plans from the Admissions 
Office. 



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Fees and Expenses 



The costs to the student for a year at Newton College 
are explained below. 

Tuition, Room and Board 

TUITION: 

For the 1972-73 academic year tuition will be $1150 per 

semester. 

ROOM AND BOARD CHARGE: 

The room and board charge for the 1972-73 academic 

year will be $650 per semester. 

SCIENCE LABORATORY FEE: 

Students enrolled in science laboratory courses will be 

billed $25 per course as Science Laboratory Fee. 

STUDIO ART FEES: 

Studio fees, ranging from $5 to $25 per course, are 

charged for all studio courses. The fee for each course 



is listed on the course schedule. These fees do not 
cover all expenses the student incurs, but they do cover 
supplies the department provides for each class. 

EXTRA REGISTRATION FEE: 

An additional tuition fee of $70 is charged for each 
semester hour above the normal schedule. Payment of 
the standard tuition charge by any student enrolled for 
both semesters of the 1972-73 academic year entitles 
the student to enroll in a total of 33 hours. Students 
enrolled in only one semester of the 1972-73 academic 
year will be billed the extra registration fee for all hours 
above 16. 

AUDIT FEE: 

The fee for auditing courses is $10 per credit hour. 

TUITION FOR PART-TIME STUDENTS: 
Part-time students may enroll for a maximum of eight 
semester hours. The tuition fee for such students will be 
$70 per semester hour. 



SUMMARY OF BASIC FEES: 
Tuition for the academic year 
Room and board for the academic year 



Other fees 



$2300 
1300 

$3600 



APPLICATION FEE: 

A fee of $15 is charged for initial application to the 

College. This fee is non-refundable. 

LATE REGISTRATION OR CHANGE OF SCHEDULE: 
There is a $10 charge for registering after Registration 
Day or for dropping or adding a course after the dead- 
line. 

LATE RESERVATION DEPOSIT: 

There is a $10 penalty charge for paying the Reservation 

Deposit after the deadline. 



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GRADUATION FEE: 

Students in the graduating class will be billed a $25 
graduation fee during the second semester of their 
senior year. 

PARKING PERMIT FOR RESIDENT STUDENTS: 

$25 per year, applicable to all resident students having 

automobiles on campus. 

PARKING PERMIT FOR COMMUTING STUDENTS: 
$15 per year, applicable to all commuting students hav- 
ing automobiles on campus. 

Reservation Deposit 

ENTERING STUDENTS: 

A candidate for admission is charged a fee of $15 for 
initial application. Upon notification that she has been 
admitted to Newton College, the candidate must return 
with her acceptance a Reservation Deposit of $200 
which will be credited in full to her tuition bill for the 
first semester. The Reservation Deposit is non-refund- 
able after the due date except to a student whose 
academic record at the end of her senior year in high 
school proves unsatisfactory. 

CURRENTLY ENROLLED STUDENTS: 
Students currently enrolled at the College who wish to 
reserve a place for the next academic year must submit 
a $200 non-refundable Reservation Deposit by April 15. 
This deposit, which is credited in full to her tuition bill 
for the next semester, is non-refundable. 

Student Health Insurance 

The College's Student Health Insurance covers limited 
medical and hospital expenses not included in the 
normal services of the Newton College Health Service. 
As students are normally covered by family insurance 
plans, the Student Health Insurance provided by Newton 
College is designed to supplement such paid policies 
and is not intended to be a comprehensive policy. 




Coverage is on an annual basis. A brochure describing 
coverage is forwarded to students and parents at the 
beginning of each academic year. Additional copies are 
available from the College Student Health Service. 

ACCIDENTS 

The plan provides reimbursement for all medical ex- 
penses up to $1,000 which may result from accidents, 
and 75% of expenses in excess of $1 ,000 up to $1 ,500. 

SICKNESS 

In case of sickness, the policy provides reimbursement 
for medical treatment up to $500, except that no benefit 
is payable for the first physician's visit if the student is 
not confined to a hospital. (The Spellman Infirmary, 
operated by Newton College is not a hospital.) For 
expenses above $500, the policy covers 75% of in- 
curred medical expenses up to $2,000. 

These benefits are in addition to any benefits the stu- 
dent may receive under a personal policy or member- 
ship in a hospital association. 



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Schedule of Payments 

RESERVATION DEPOSIT 

Early Decision Applicants by January 15 

Entering Freshmen by May 1 

Currently Enrolled Students by April 15 

FALL SEMESTER TUITION, 
ROOM AND BOARD by August 15 

OTHER FALL SEMESTER CHARGES Immediately 

SPRING SEMESTER TUITION, 

ROOM AND BOARD by January 15 

OTHER SPRING SEMESTER CHARGES Immediately 
The College reserves the right to withhold academic 
credit, grades, transcripts, and services to students 
failing to satisfy financial obligations to the College. 

Note: The College reserves the right to change fees at 
any time. 

Plans of Payment 

Many Newton College families have, in recent years, 
elected to meet college expenses from current income 
through tuition payment plans which are available. 
Three such plans are endorsed by Newton College and 
further information may be obtained by writing directly 
to the addresses listed below. 

a) College Aid Plan, Inc. 
1008 Elm Street 

Manchester, New Hampshire 03101 

b) Education Funds, Inc. 

E.F.I. Fund Management Corp. 
36 S. Wabash Avenue 
Chicago, Illinois 60603 

c) The National Shawmut Bank 
Tuition Aid Program 

542 Commonwealth Avenue 
Boston, Massachusetts 02215 



Refund Policy 

The tuition fee is not refundable. The room and board 
fee may be returned on a pro-rata basis. 




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Financial Aid 

The program for financial aid offered by Newton College 
is intended to provide educational opportunities for 
qualified students who could not otherwise afford to 
pay their full college expenses. Financial aid awards 
vary in amount according to individual need and are 
renewable yearly if the recipient maintains the estab- 
lished standards as a student and as a member of the 
College community. Continuing need must also be 
demonstrated. 

APPLICATION FOR FINANCIAL AID 
Each applicant for admission who desires financial aid 
must complete and file the following forms prior to the 
dates indicated: 

1. Newton College Application for Financial Aid 
This form should be requested from the Admissions 
Office with the request for an application for admission. 
It must be returned to the Office of Financial Aid by 
November 1 for Early Decision applicants, and by Janu- 
ary 15 for April Decision applicants. 

2. Parents' Confidential Statement 

This form is available in the secondary schools or may 
be obtained by writing to the College Scholarship Serv- 
ice, Box 176, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 (Eastern 
Division); Box 881, Evanston, Illinois 60204 (Middle 
States Division); or Box 1025, Berkeley, California 94701 
(West and Southwest Division). This statement should 
be filed with the College Scholarship Service by Oc- 
tober 1 for Early Decision applicants, and by December 
15 for April Decision applicants. The Service will then 
forward a copy for confidential use to the college or 
colleges indicated on the form. In every case, financial 
need is determined by this statement. 



SCHOLARSHIPS 

The following forms of scholarship assistance are of- 
fered by Newton College. 

1. Scholarships for Early Decision Applicants 
Scholarships are awarded each year to exceptionally 
well-qualified Early Decision applicants who have dem- 
onstrated financial need. Application for such aid must 
be filed with Newton College by November 1 of the ap- 
plicant's senior year in high school. The Parent's Confi- 
dential Statement must be filed with the College 
Scholarship Service by October 1. This scholarship 
award must be accepted or refused by January 15. 

2. Scholarships for Rolling Decision Applicants 
Scholarships are awarded each year to exceptionally 
well-qualified applicants who have demonstrated finan- 
cial need. Application for such aid must be filed with 
Newton College by January 15 of the applicant's senior 
year in high school. The Parents' Confidential State- 
ment must be filed with the College Scholarship Service 
by December 15. This schoarship award must be ac- 
cepted or refused by May 1. 



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3. Scholarships for Upperclassmen 
Scholarships are awarded each year to resident and 
commuting upperclassmen who need financial assist- 
ance and who have demonstrated scholastic ability 
during their freshman year at Newton College. Applica- 
tion for such aid must be filed by March 15 of the 
student's freshman year. Prior to this date, the Parents' 
Confidential Statement form, which may be obtained 
from the Financial Aid Office, must be returned with the 
student's application for scholarship to the Financial 
Aid Counselor. 

The aforesaid scholarships are made possible, either 
in whole or in part, by the following contributions: 

The Newton College Alumnae Scholarship 

The Sister Gertrude Bodkin Memorial Scholarship 

The Barbara L. Burns Memorial Scholarship 

The Mary Corbett Cavanaugh Memorial Scholarship 

The Gael Coakley Memorial Scholarship 

The Maureen M. Cronin Memorial Scholarship 

The John R. Gilman Memorial Scholarship 

The Gail Hibschman Memorial Scholarship 

The Sister Eleanor S. Kenny Memorial Scholarship 

The Martin Luther King Memorial Scholarships 

The Cornelius C. Moore Scholarship 

The Janet Stuart Guild Scholarship 

The Michael E. Sweeney Scholarship 

FELLOWSHIPS 

In honor of Gabrielle Husson, R.S.C.J., the second 
President of Newton College, a grant is made annually 
to a member of the graduating class to help launch or 
sustain a project for fulfilling some contemporary 
human need. The student to whom the award is made 
must be personally involved in and committed to this 
project in some way. 



STUDENT EMPLOYMENT 
Newton College sponsors a student employment pro- 
gram by which students who need financial aid can 
receive some assistance by working for the College. 
Correspondence regarding this part-time work should 
be addressed to the Financial Aid Counselor. Applica- 
tions for student employment must be made by June 1 
for the following year's assignments. 

LOANS 

Newton College cooperates with the various states in 
their guaranteed loan programs and with the United 
Students Aid Funds, Inc. Information regarding the 
terms and conditions of these loans may be secured 
from the Financial Aid Counselor or from the higher 
education division of the state in which the applicant 
resides. 

FEDERAL PROGRAMS 

Newton College participates in programs of financial aid 
offered through the United States Office of Education. 
These programs are the National Defense Student Loan 
Program, the College Work-Study Program and the 
Educational Opportunity Grant Program. Detailed de- 
scriptions of these are available from the Financial Aid 
Counselor. 



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The Curriculum 



The liberal arts education at Newton intends to acquaint the 
student with the subjects and areas which are basic to a full 
and knowledgeable participation in society. The curriculum has 
been designed to allow the student maximum freedom in the 
planning and practice of her education, while ensuring a solid 
knowledge of the major field of study. The student is responsi- 
ble for arranging an academic program which integrates a 
number of different disciplines into a consistent whole. 

Along with freedom to choose among various courses and 
disciplines, the student at Newton is exposed to a variety of 
learning situations. Instruction extends beyond traditional 
classroom lectures to include field work, tutorials, independent 
research, foreign study, cinema and cross-registration at 
other Boston area institutions. 

Each student is primarily responsible for her own education. 
This implies constant effort to reflect upon and evaluate her 
own academic endeavors. It also involves knowing the aca- 
demic policies and fulfilling requirements as stated in this 
catalogue and applying these to her own program. 



Degrees Offered 

Newton College offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of 
Science (B.S.) and Master of Philosophy (in Education) (M.Ph.) 
degrees. In addition, graduate credit is given for advanced 
study in selected areas offered by the Physical Science Group 
for experienced teachers. The requirements for the B.S. 
degree are the same as those for the B.A. degree but allow a 
heavier specialization in the sciences. 

Requirements tor the Bachelor Degree 

Because communication is essential to success in all areas 
of their education, entering students are required to satisfy the 
college requirement in Communications. Most students take 
Communications (Com 101-102), offered by the Division of 
Language, Literature and Communications. 

Students who enter the College with Advanced Placement 
scores of 3 or above may consider the requirement satisfied. 
Two units are awarded to students with Advanced Placement 
scores of 4 or 5. 

Transfer students must also demonstrate proficiency in 
Communications. If transfer students have not taken a course 
equivalent to Com 101-102 they may take the proficiency exam 
or Com 101-102. 

Each student will elect a major field in which she must meet 
the requirements established by the Department. In all other 
aspects of the curriculum, the student is free to choose her 
own courses. 

Freshman-Sophomore Program 

The Freshman-Sophomore Program is designed to assist stu- 
dents in the transition from high school to college and to 
provide the individual student with a broad educational base 
for her more specialized study in the liberal arts. 

This program includes three distinct components arranged 
to meet the various needs of underclassmen: the Advisory 
Component, the Intellectual Component and the Skills Com- 
ponent. 

The Advisory Component aims to help each student under- 
stand the nature of a liberal education. To this end, all 
freshmen will participate in advisory seminars with an 
academic adviser. The purpose of these advisory seminars is: 

1. To discuss varying views on the nature of a liberal edu- 
cation. 

2. To help the freshmen integrate their learning experiences 



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as they discuss and come to understand the purpose of 
such an education. 

3. To help the student plan her own educational program at 
the undergraduate level and beyond. 

4. To insure that each student is strongly urged to take an 
appropriate number of Liberal Education courses so as 
to secure a broad educational base. 

5. To introduce the students to the educational resources at 
Newton and in the Boston area. 

During the first semester, the advisory seminars will meet 
weekly as a group. During both semesters, students will meet 
with the adviser individually as needed, or at least monthly. 
A seminar will be composed of 10-12 students under the 
direction of a faculty member who will have primary responsi- 
bility for the advising. To each seminar an alternate adviser 
will be assigned who will occasionally attend the group 
meetings and be available to members of the group for 
consultation. 

The Intellectual Component aims to insure as far as possible 
that the student comes to understand herself and her environ- 
ment, and learns how to evaluate and appreciate, morally and 
aesthetically, what she is, what she encounters, and what she 
wishes to become. To this end, courses designated as Liberal 
Education courses have been devised to provide all students 
with a large intellectual context for their more specialized 
study. These courses are clearly intended to acquaint students 
with how scholars in each area of knowledge think and what 
methods they employ. The Liberal Education courses will 
concentrate on thinking about, rather than merely collecting, 
facts. These courses will be taken in the student's first and 
second year, but are open to upper division students. Such 
courses should not be chosen haphazardly, but in consultation 
with faculty advisers, so that not only will narrow specializa- 
tion be avoided, but the student's program will form a broad 
and integrated whole. 

The Skills Component aims to improve and develop the 
students' ability to think clearly and logically and to express 
themselves precisely, fluently, correctly and effectively in 
speech and in writing. To this end, a course (Com 101-102) is 
required for all freshmen which allows students and faculty 
in each section to emphasize what the group needs. Library 
and research skills are always to be included, and class 
discussion so conducted that all students may acquire skills 
in effective oral communication. 



A section (Com 103-104) is provided for English as a second 
language; this is open to members of any class. 

Unit System 

Each candidate for the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of 
Science degree must have one hundred twenty-eight credits 
while maintaining a passing cumulative grade point average 
(2.0). 

However, beginning in September, 1972, the College will 
introduce a new system of course weighting. In those courses 
directed toward freshman and in those introductory courses 
in the majors that apply to freshman and sophomores, 
courses will be defined in terms of units. The single unit is 
generally equivalent to a one semester course but some 
courses are designated a half unit, others a double unit. 
For external purposes, a unit is translated into four credits. 

For freshmen and sophomores, the normal course load will 
be four units per semester unless the student is an honor 
student (B+ cumulative average), pursuing a major program 
requiring more than eight upper division units and two units 
in prerequisites, or is allowed to take additional units at the 
discretion of the Academic Dean. In these cases, the student 
may take a maximum of five units per semester. 

For upperclassmen, the normal course load will be five 
courses totalling 16 credits per semester. 

Any problems in the transition from credits to units should 
be brought to the Academic Dean's Office. 



The Major 

Each student must satisfy the requirements of a major field. 
The major fields of study offered at Newton College are the 
following: 

American Studies Liberal Studies 

Art (Studio) Modern Languages 

Art History Philosophy 

Biology Political Science 

Chemistry Pre-dental Studies 

Comparative Literature Pre-medical Studies 

Economics Psychology 

English Religion 

French Sociology 

German Spanish 

History Urban Studies 



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Interdisciplinary Majors 

Several of the above-mentioned fields of study are inter- 
disciplinary by nature. 

American Studies affords the student the possibility of 
concentrating on the political, social and cultural history of 
the United States by selecting courses dealing with American 
art, government, philosophy, literature, music, economic struc- 
ture and history. 

Urban Studies draws upon the several social sciences and 
history to provide the student with a multi-disciplinary ap- 
proach to the study of dynamics of urban change. 

Comparative Literature integrates the knowledge of more 
than one literature. The major in Modern Languages allows 
the student to study two of the five modern languages taught 
at Newton College — French, German, Italian, Russian and 
Spanish. A major in Pre-medical or Pre-dental Studies usually 
involves work in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics 
while leaving enough flexibility to allow the student to meet 
the sometimes differing requirements of several medical 
schools. The Liberal Studies major allows each selected 
student to develop her own curriculum under the guidance of 
one or more faculty members. 

Other Programs 

There are also several fields of study which do not constitute 
a major field of study. However, they do offer an integrated 
program of courses providing a full minor. The Education 
minor may lead to Massachusetts Teachers' Certification. 

Classics Mathematics 

Drama Music 

Education Physics 

Italian Russian 



The Institute for Open Education 



GRADUATE EDUCATION PROGRAM 

The Graduate Program is a fifteen month program leading 

to a Master of Philosophy degree in Education. The Graduate 

Program is designed for teachers, administrators, and other 

educational professionals interested in education in an open 

setting. 



The learning structure has three major components. The 
first summer experience focuses on the teacher as a learner. 
The second component is the application of learning as the 
teacher returns to the classroom for a supervised educational 
practicum. 

The third, and final component, the second summer ex- 
perience focuses on the learner as a teacher. 

For further information on admissions or program please 
consult the Graduate Program brochure or contact the 
Graduate Program Director. 

The Curriculum 

ACADEMIC POLICIES 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT 

Students who enter Newton College with an English Advanced 
Placement score of 3 are exempt from Communications (Com 
101-102). Two units are awarded to students with English 
Advanced Placement scores of 4 or 5. In other subject areas, 
a student will receive Advanced Placement and/or credit at 
the recommendation of the department subject to the approval 
of the Academic Dean. The maximum credit accepted for 
Advanced Placement is eight. 

AUDITING 

Full-time students may register to audit, without charge, one 
course with the permission of the professor. The decision to 
audit a course rather than to take it for credit must be made 
at the time of registration. A change from audit to credit or 
vice-versa may not be affected after the close of the registra- 
tion period. Part-time students who wish to audit a course will 
be subject to an audit fee. 

CHANGE OF SCHEDULE 

Drop: A student may drop a course up to, and including, the 
last class meeting before the final examination and evaluation 
period. A notation of AW (Approved Withdrawal) will appear 
on the transcript of a student who has dropped a course. 
However, after the registration period it is necessary to 
secure the approval of both the faculty member teaching the 
course and the Office of the Academic Dean. If a student fails 
to notify the Registrar's Office that she has officially with- 
drawn from any course for which she has officially registered, 
a grade of No Credit (N/C) will be entered on her permanent 
record for this course. 



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Fee: There is a $10.00 fee for dropping a course after the 
registration period. 

Add: After the registration period, a student may not add 
courses to her schedule. 

CREDIT FOR OTHER ACADEMIC WORK 
For a matriculated Newton College student, thirty-two credits 
is the maximum to be accepted by Newton College for 
academic study abroad or study at another college in the 
United States. 

Nine credits is the maximum to be accepted by Newton 
College for: summer study, January intercession study at 
other institutions and college work done prior to the freshman 
year. Summer study and January intercession study is 
allowed, and sometimes advised, with the prior approval of 
the department head and the Office of the Academic Dean. 
Courses taken in summer school and January intercession 
may count as upper division courses in a major field if the 
student receives the prior approval of the department head 
and the Office of the Academic Dean. Courses not in the 
student's major field need the approval of the Office of 
the Academic Dean. Credit will be transferred from any 
accredited college or university for a course in which the 
student has received a grade of C or above subject to 
the policy stated above. A freshman who received C or above 
in a college course before entering Newton, should petition 
the Office of the Academic Dean during the first semester of 
her freshman year. 

CROSS-REGISTRATION 

Cross-registration is arranged with colleges in the vicinity 
during the Fall and Spring semesters. Courses taken at 
other cross-registrant institutions are part of the student's 
Newton course load. A course offered at Newton may not be 
taken at one of the cross-registrant institutions. Generally, a 
student may take one course per semester under this plan. 
Credit will be transferred only with the prior approval of the 
Office of the Academic Dean and with the approval of the de- 
partment head if the course counts as upper division in a 
major field. 




GRADING SYSTEM 

The grading system is as follows: 



Letter Grade 


Grade Points 


Quality Points 


A 


4.0 


Grade points 


B+ 


3.5 


times 


B 


3.0 


the 


C 


2.0 


number of 


D 


1.0 


semester hours 


No Credit 


0.0 





The semester average is found by dividing the sum of the 
quality points by the number of semester hours taken. The 
cumulative average is the average of the semester grade 
point averages to date. The passing cumulative average and 
the passing semester average are both 2.0. 

Once a final grade is reported to the Office of the Registrar, 
it cannot be changed without the approval of the Academic 
Dean. First semester grade change request must be in writing 



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by the faculty member to the Dean, giving full reasons for 
the requested change not later than ten days after the begin- 
ning of the second semester. Second semester grade change 
request must be in writing by the faculty member to the 
Dean, giving full reasons for the requested change not later 
than June 29, 1973. 



HONORS 

3.5 
3.7 
3.9 



(Computed on each (Computed on the 



semester's work 
taken alone) 
Dean's List 

Honor List 

High Honors 



cumulative average) 

Cum Laude at 
Graduation 
Magna Cum Laude 
at Graduation 
Summa Cum Laude 
at Graduation 



A portfolio of recommendations and evaluations of each 
student majoring in a field will be kept in the department and 
will be used in interpreting the student's record. A change in 
the grading system necessitates that the Class of 1973 will 
have a slightly different honor's system. 

INCOMPLETE GRADES 

The grade "Incomplete" can only be given with the written 
approval of the instructor and the Office of the Academic 
Dean. Such approval must be gained before the beginning of 
the examination period and will be given only in the cases 
of illness or real emergency. All take-home examinations and 
final papers must be given to professors on, or before, the 
date specified for the final examination. Approved "Incom- 
pletes" will include the date by which the work will be 
completed. 

INDEPENDENT STUDY AND READING COURSES 
Many departments of the College allow students each semes- 
ter to take one course of individual study directed by a 
member of the faculty. Under this program an eligible student 
(second semester freshmen and upperclassmen) may under- 
take a research project or a program of reading in a particular 
field. The results of this work will normally be presented in 
a final report or examination. To be eligible for credit in such a 
course, a student must present to the Office of the Academic 
Dean during registration period a written description of the 
course, the number of credits desired and signature of 



approval of her instructor and department head. Only after 
she has received the approval of the Dean's Office may she 
register for such a course. Normally, a student may take one 
such course per semester for a maximum of three credits; 
only under exceptional circumstances will the Dean's Office 
consider independent studies for additional credits. 

In order for a grade to be officially registered, a Grade and 
Written Evaluation form must be received by the Registrar. 
Approval is not given for a reading or independent study 
course in a subject matter handled in a regular course. 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE 

A student who wishes to take a leave of absence should 
discuss her plans well in advance with the Office of the 
Academic Dean. She should submit in writing her request 
for leave of absence. Appropriate request forms may be 
obtained in the Registrar's Office. A student who desires to 
study at an accredited college or university while she is on 
leave of absence must receive the prior approval of her 
department head for courses which may count as upper 
division work in her major field and the approval of the Office 
of the Academic Dean. Courses not in the student's major 
field only need the approval of the Office of the Academic 
Dean. All leaves of absence must be made officially through 
the Offices of the Academic Dean, the Dean of Students, the 
Business Manager and the Registrar. 

PASS/FAIL COURSES 

Second semester freshmen and upperclassmen may take 
courses on a Pass/Fail basis up to the number of six courses 
for the 3 1 /2 years. This option does not apply to courses to be 
used for upper division credit in the major field. The decision 
to take a course Pass/Fail rather than for a letter grade must 
be made at the time of registration. A change from Pass/Fail 
to a letter grade or vice versa may not be affected after the 
close of the registration period. 

READMISSION 

Any student who has withdrawn from Newton College of the 
Sacred Heart in good standing, may be readmitted under 
the conditions that apply to transfer students. 

REGISTRATION 

Students should register on the registration dates announced 
in the College calendar. Permission of the Registrar must be 
secured for registration on dates other than those assigned. 



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No credit will be given for any courses for which the student 
is not duly registered and which is not officially scheduled. 

STUDY ABROAD 

Study abroad programs are an important aspect of the cur- 
riculum at Newton. Through education abroad, students are 
encouraged to investigate and understand foreign cultures, 
values and styles of living, to broaden their educational 
perspectives and to develop their language skills. 

Emphasis is placed upon those programs designed and 
administered by Newton College. These have included sum- 
mer programs in France in 1971 and in Spain in 1972 and a 
semester program at the University of Aix — Marseille in 
France in 1972. 

A student seeking to enroll in a study abroad program must 
discuss her plans well in advance with the Office of the 
Academic Dean. She must obtain a cumulative grade point 
average of 3.0; and, she must receive the approval of her 
department chairman and faculty adviser. 

Priority will be given to students who are participating in 
Newton College programs. There are a limited number of 
additional openings for language majors and other students 
for whom study abroad would be an integral part of their 
academic program. 

WITHDRAWALS 

A student who wishes to withdraw from the College must 
make application to the Academic Dean and Registrar for 
permission to withdraw in good standing. A student whose 
cumulative average is below 2.0 is on academic probation and 
is not considered to be in good standing. A student on 
disciplinary probation is also not considered to be in good 
standing. 

Any student whose cumulative average falls below 2.0 is 
subject to being asked to withdraw from the College. The 
College may request withdrawal of any student whose 
behavior is not in accord with the standard required by the 
College. All withdrawals must be made officially through 
the Offices of the Academic Dean, the Dean of Students, the 
Business Manager and the Registrar. Appropriate request 
forms may be obtained in the Registrar's Office. 

Accreditation 

Newton College is a member of the New England Association 
of Colleges and Secondary Schools which accredits schools 
and colleges in the six New England States. Membership in 



one of the six regional accrediting associations in the United 
States indicates that the school or college has been carefully 
evaluated and found to meet the standards agreed upon by 
qualified educators. Newton College also is a member of the 
College Entrance Examination Board, the American Council 
on Education, the Association of American Colleges, the 
National Catholic Educational Association and other educa- 
tional associations. 

Library Division 

Adjacent to the Administration and classroom building is the 
Kenny-Cottle Library, which, with its collection of almost 
100.000 volumes, including microforms, provides the resources 
needed to support the curriculum. The library subscribes to 
over 700 periodicals; backfiles are gradually being built up 
with microforms. Through the Interlibrary Loan services of the 
libraries in the Boston area, almost all book and periodical 
requests can be fulfilled. 

Except for the Reference area and Periodical Room all 
library materials are centrally located on four floors of 
open stacks. Study carrels and tables provide seating space 
for 450 library users. Many students take advantage of the 
facilities in the Periodical Room for listening to records and 
viewing slides, and upon request a wide range of audiovisual 
machines and software are available to both students and 
faculty. 

In 1971 the library purchased the Microbook Library of 
American Civilization, a source collection of over 20,000 
microfiches equivalent to 14,000 titles, covering every aspect 
of American civilization up to World War I. 

To enable students to make effective use of library re- 
sources the Reference Department in coordination with the 
faculty provides small group and individual orientation and 
instruction focused on the actual needs of students. During 
1972-73 a program integrating library skills and research 
methods with the Freshman Communications courses will be 
offered to incoming college students. 

The Office of Career Counseling 

The Office of Career Counseling aids students in their plans 
for post-graduate work and study. It provides individual assis- 
tance in writing resumes and in preparing for interviews. It 
invites to campus representatives from various organizations, 
companies and graduate schools to discuss with students 
opportunities in specific fields. 



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The Office maintains graduate school bulletins as well as 
resource material on careers. Students are encouraged to 
utilize the resources of the Office throughout their four years 
at Newton. The Office is the official depository for all college 
placement records of current students and alumnae. 

The Divisional Structure 

For administrative purposes, each academic department and 
program belongs to a larger division, wherein it shares its 
organizational procedures with intellectually related depart- 
ments. 

The undergraduate divisions include: 

1. Division of Humanities & Fine Arts 

2. Division of Language, Literature & Communications 

3. Division of Science & Mathematics 

4. Division of Social Science & Religion 

5. Division of Special Programs 



Course Listing Notation 

In all departments courses are arranged according to the 

following numbering system: 

100's refer to introduction to the discipline and to Liberal 
Education courses. 

200's include prerequisites to the major beyond the intro- 
ductory course and general electives for the non-major. 

300's include more advanced courses in the discipline and 
assume an appropriate background on the part of each 
student. Specific prerequisites or permission of the 
instructor may be designated. 

400's are reserved for the advanced student majors. They 
are usually designed to include seminars and projects 
designed as integrative academic experiences for the 
senior major. 

Each course is given a three digit number. The first digit in- 
dicates the course level (100, 200, 300 or 400). The last digit 
indicates the semester in which the course is offered — an odd 
number if fall semester; and an even number if spring sem- 
ester. 

Frequently a course is shown with two numbers. If the two 
numbers are separated by a dash (AS 101-102), it means that 
the course continues throughout two semesters. A grade is 
given at the end of each semester. If the two numbers are 
separated by a comma (Psy 201,202), it means that the same 
one semester course is repeated in each of the two semesters. 

Following the course title appears the number of credits or 
units associated with the course as 3 (credit) or 1 (unit). The 
term credit or unit refers to the two systems of course weight- 
ing in effect for the transition year from a credit to a unit 
system. For external purposes, one unit is equivalent to 4 
credits; Vi unit to 2 credits. 

The name of the course instructor and the class meeting 
times are part of the semester course schedule available from 
the office of the Registrar. Such information is not, therefore, 
included in the catalogue. 



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DIVISION OF 
HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS 



The Division of Humanities and Fine Arts is comprised of the 
Departments of Philosophy, History and Art, and of the Pro- 
grams of Music and Drama. This Division offers majors in the 
areas of Philosophy, History, Art History and Studio Art, and 
minors in all of the above areas in addition to Music and 
Drama. 

The Division of Humanities and Fine Arts offers the follow- 
ing courses in Liberal Education: 

LE 140-141 The Creative Process in the Visual Arts 

LE 145-146 Introduction to Music 

LE 151-152 Problems in World History 

LE 153-154 American Civilization 

LE 155-156 Philosophy of Culture 

LE 157-158 Philosophy of Man 

LE 159-160 History of Philosophy I and II 



ART 

Art has its roots in real life; any living and learning 
situation is a proper situation for it. A liberal arts college 
as an intellectual center, can provide background, stim- 
ulation, and conceivably, new directions to art, since 
there is no content of knowledge that is not pertinent 
to it. In the academic community, art has a mission to 
perform, counteracting the one-sidedness of the edu- 
cational pattern. 

The Art Department seeks to be organically related 
to the College while being primarily interested in devel- 
oping what it considers its singular contribution: to 
involve the total person in humanizing man; to create 
freely, to comment, to criticize life, to be fully visionary 
and exploratory, to enrich and fulfill the entire college 
program by offering an intense and excellent program 
in visual expression and visual communication. 

The department addresses itself to the student artist 
and to the student interested in art. It does not consti- 
tute a professional art school but it trains students to be 



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competent in their field and capable of pursuing it 
professionally. 

Students concentrate either in studio art or in art 
history. But studio majors take courses in art history, 
which provide them with continuity and perspective in 
their own work, enriching their imagery and comple- 
menting the creative with the scholarly process, while 
art history majors are encouraged to take studio 
courses which train them visually, and allow them to 
participate in the experience of artists by working with 
their materials and so learning the possibilities and limi- 
tations of the different media. 

Most art courses are given at the Putnam Art Center, 
where art on exhibit and art in process contribute to an 
environment that stimulates creativity. 

ART HISTORY 

REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJORS 
Students majoring in the History of Art must take Art 101-102, 
Art 201-202; 8 upper division courses in the area of Art History 
including Art 401, completed with a grade of C or better and a 
satisfactory Senior Project. It is recommended that students 
acquire a sufficient language facility to be able to do serious 
research in German, French or Italian. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS 
The Art Department offers a minor in the History of Art for 
those students who complete a minimum of 5 courses in the 
department distributed as follows: two semesters of upper 
division Art History courses. 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

LE 141-142 The Creative Process in the Visual Arts 

1, 1 (unit) 
An analysis of the creative process as evidenced in the 
movements of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, from 
the point of view of their formal, historical, social and symbolic 
significance. 

Art 101 History of Art 1 (unit) 
Prehistoric through Medieval; survey with readings in art 
history 



Art 102 History of Art 1 (unit) 
Renaissance through Modern; survey with readings in art 
history. 

Art 201-202 Seminar in Studio Methods Vfe-Vfe (unit) 
Ancient and "Old Master" techniques. Required for Art History 
Majors, open to others. Pass/Fail. Attendance required. 

Art 301 Prehistoric Art 3 (credit) 
A study of art and culture from the Paleolithic through the 
Neolithic. Major emphasis on the case sanctuaries with their 
problems of dating and interpretation. Seminar with workshop 
on problems in aesthetics and techniques related to the study 
of prehistoric art; major emphasis on the neolithic crafts. 

Prerequisite: Art 101-102 or permission of the instructor. 

Art 312 Tutorial in Pre-Columbian Art in Mexico 
and Central America Vi (unit) 
A study of these cultures and their art. 

Prerequisite: Art 101-102 or permission of the instructor. 
Offered 1973-74. 

Art 313 Islamic Art 1 (unit) 
A study of the art and culture of Islam. Offered 1973-74. 
Prerequisite: Art 101-102 or permission of the instructor. 

Art 316 Greek Art 3 (credit) 
A study of Greek art primarily within the context of the de- 
velopment of cult centers and cities. Seminar and workshop. 

Art 321 Medieval Architecture 1 (unit) 
The development of building types and the evolution of style 
from late antiquity through the High Gothic. 

Prerequisite: Art 101-102 or permission of the instructor. 
Offered 1973-74. 

Art 322 Medieval Painting, Sculpture and 
Decorative Art 1 (unit) 
The development of style and iconography from the early 
Middle Ages through the High Gothic. 

Prerequisite: Art 101-102 and Art 321 or permission of the 
instructor. Offered 1973-74. 

Art 331 Early Renaissance Painting and 
Sculpture 1 (unit) 
Painting and Sculpture of the fourteenth and fifteenth cen- 
turies in Italy, concentrating on the artistic centers of Florence, 
Siena, and Venice. Offered 1973-74. 

Prerequisite: Art 101-102 or permission of the instructor. 



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Art 332 High Renaissance Painting and 
Sculpture 3 (credit) 
Painting and sculpture of the sixteenth century. The course 
will concentrate on the High Renaissance of Rome and 
Florence, the concept and visual characteristics of Mannerist 
art, and the proto-Baroque styles of northern Italy. 

Prerequisite: Art 101-102 or permission of the instructor. 

Art 335 Renaissance and Baroque Architecture 3 (credit) 
The Renaissance, Mannerist and Baroque styles of the fifteenth 
through the mid-eighteenth centuries, with particular emphasis 
on Italy. 

Prerequisite: Art 101-102 or permission of the instructor. 

Art 341 Seminar in Baroque Studies 1 (unit) 
Alternating The Three Romes, the development of Rome 
through classical, papal and modern periods: how the projects 
of one are affected by the structures of the previous; and 
French, Flemish and Dutch Painting; a study of painting of 
the Baroque period with emphasis on the Flemish and Dutch 
masters. 

Prerequisite: Art 101-102 or permission of the instructor. 
Offered 1973-74. 

Art 344 Architecture from 1750 to the Present 3 (credit) 
The sources and evolution of modern architecture. 

Prerequisite: Art 101-102 or permission of the instructor. 

Art 355 Nineteenth Century Art 3 (credit) 
Impressionism and Post-Impressionism and their origins in 
the nineteenth century. 

Prerequisite: Art 101-102 or permission of the instructor. 

Art 357 Art 1900 to 1940 3 (credit) 
Discussion of major art movements of the early twentieth 
century with emphasis on Cubism, Fauvism, Expressionism, 
Dadaism and Surrealism. 

Prerequisite: Art 101-102 or permission of the instructor. 

Art 358 Contemporary Art 3 (credit) 
Art from 1940 to the present. 

Prerequisite: Art 101-102 or permission of the instructor. 

Art 376 Seminar on the City of Boston 2 (credit) 
Eighteenth century Boston art and architecture to present 
urban renewals. Lecture and field trips. Limited to 12 to 15 
students. By permission only. 



Art 379 American Art Prior to the Civil War 1 (unit) 
Students not majoring in Art or American Studies need the 
permission of the instructor. Offered 1973-74. 

Art 380 American Art from 1865 through 
the Present 1 (unit) 
Students not majoring in Art or American Studies need the 
permission of the instructor. Offered 1973-74. 

Art 381-382 Museum Seminar V2-V2 (unit) 
Specialized studies in various departments of local museums. 
Lectures and field trips organized around topics: Primitive Art 
(Peabody Museum); Eastern Collection (Boston Museum of 
Fine Arts); German Art (Busch-Reisinger). Limited to 12 to 15 
students. 

Prerequisite: Art 101-102 or permission of the instructor. 
Offered 1973-74. 

Art 383-384 Philosophy of Art 1-1 (unit) 
An introduction to theories of art and beauty in both eastern 
and western culture. An analysis of the creative act as it 
relates to aesthetics. 

Prerequisite: Art 101-102 or permission of the instructor. 
Offered 1973-74. 

Art 387-388 Art as Symbol 3-3 (credit) 
A study of the symbol, primarily through Jung's archetypes, as 
it relates to art thematically, formally, etc.: the totality, the 
Great Mother; polarities, feminine and masculine, constancy 
and change; the hero; transformation. Seminar with workshop 
on the use of art, music, dance, theater, ritual, etc. to under- 
stand and experience the dynamics of symbols. 

Prerequisite: Art 101-102 or permission of the instructor. 

Art 401 Seminar in Methods and Criticism 1 (unit) 
An analysis of different approaches to art (the formal, the 
iconographical and the political) and a discussion of the bases 
for historical and modern criticism. Required of art history 
majors; open to juniors and seniors in the department and to 
others who have completed at least one semester of Art 
History beyond the survey course. Offered alternate years, 
offered 1973-74. 

Art 403 Seminar on Neo-Classicism 3 (credit) 
A study of painting, sculpture, architecture and decorative 
arts from 1750-1830. The seminar will deal with problems of 
the revival of antiquity and historical styles; art and revolution; 



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and the relationship of neo-classicism to the concepts of 
romanticism, the sublime and the picturesque. Offered Fall 
1972 only. Open to juniors and seniors in the department and 
to others by permission only. 

Art 497, 498 Independent Study in the History 

of Art 1-3, 1-3 (credit) 
The student who wishes to take one or two semesters of 
Independent Study will present a detailed description of the 
course requirements as agreed to by the instructor giving 
the course and as approved by a representative of the Dean's 
office. The student must successfully carry through the 
project as outlined. If these conditions are satisfied, the In- 
dependent Study will carry academic credit. Only one 
Independent Study course should be carried in any one 
semester. 

Art 499 Senior Project 3 (credit) 
Required of all Art History majors. 

STUDIO ART 

REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJORS 
Students majoring in Studio Art must take AS 101-102, Art 
101-102; 8 upper division Studio courses, completed with a 
grade of C or better and a satisfactory Senior Project. 
Graduating majors should have a portfolio of their best work. 

All Studio Art majors are required to present their work at 
the end of each semester to a Review Board of art faculty 
members for comments, criticism and direction. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS 
The Art Department offers a minor in Studio Art for those 
students who complete a minimum of 5 courses in Studio Art 
with a grade of C or better, distributed as follows: 2 semesters 
of Introductory Studio and 3 semester courses of which at 
least 2 should be upper division or 5 semesters of studio work 
of which at least 3 should be in the same area of art. Studio 
minors may participate in regular Review Boards and their 
complete portfolio will be reviewed by the Art faculty during 
their last semester at Newton. Approval of the portfolio is 
essential to the granting of the minor. 

STUDIO FEES 
Studio fees are charged for all studio courses; the fee for 
each course is listed on the course schedule. These fees do 
not cover all the expenses the students incur, but they pay for 



such supplies as the department must provide for each class. 
Studio fees apply to all persons enrolled in studio courses. 

All studio courses are subject to limited enrollment. 
The Introductory Studio Course (101a, 101b; 102a, 102b) 
consists of a series of interrelated classes designed to give 
the student acquaintance with various skills, techniques, 
media and viewpoints; this course is a prerequisite for most 
other courses in the department. Sections a and b of each 
semester must be taken simultaneously. 

AS 101a Introductory Drawing Vi (unit) 
Freehand drawing: a direct interpretation of visual reality, 
natural as well as made, employing various media; investiga- 
tion of experimental techniques and approaches to drawing. 

AS 101b Introductory Two-Dimensional Design Vi (unit) 
Design research; a studio course to train the student to visual- 
ize and represent the illusion of form, action, rhythm, struc- 
ture and space, using line, tone, texture, as well as images, 
employing traditional media as well as experimentation with 
new materials. 

AS 102a Introductory Three-Dimensional Design Vz (unit) 
Design research; a workshop course to train the student to 
visualize in space and to develop a sensitivity to form, struc- 
ture and balance, using ordinary materials in the forming 
process, coordinating mind, eye and hand with reference to 
the order of nature. 

AS 102b Introductory Painting % (unit) 
Basic exploration of material and technique. Problems of 
observation, texture, color, landscape and composition. One 
semester. Pre-requisite for AS 217. Oil or acrylic. 

AS 103-104 Art Fundamentals 1-1 (unit) 
A seminar-workshop to introduce the student with little art 
background to a variety of art experiences. 

AS 105 Design Fundamentals 1 (unit) 
Use of weaving, macrame and related skills to teach basic 
design principles to those with little art background. 

AS 110 Media I 1 (unit) 
An introduction to the problems of time and space inherent in 
technological media through the use of projected images, 
primarily constructed and photographic slides, with sound and 
other extensions. A 35 mm. camera recommended, though not 
required. 

Prerequisite: AS 101-102 or permission of the instructor. 



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AS 181 Color Vz (unit) 
Experience with an inquiry into the construction and design 
of color as a force. A studio course using acrylic paint, colored 
papers, found and prepared objects. A final project in any 
medium is formed utilizing a chosen color concept. 

Prerequisite: AS 101-102 or with permission of the in- 
structor. 

AS 207, 208 Figure Drawing I Vz, Vz (unit) 
Studies from the model. Watercolor, ink, conte, charcoal, 
pencil and mixed media; composition and anatomy. 

Prerequisite: AS 101-102 or permission of the instructor. 

AS 213 Basic Oil, Acrylic and Gouache 
Techniques Vz (unit) 
Modeling and defining forms in an opaque medium. 

Prerequisite: AS 101-102 or permission of the instructor. 
Offered 1973-74. 

AS 215 Watercolor Vz (unit) 
Development of various techniques in watercolor painting. 

AS 217-218 Developmental Painting I 1-1 (unit) 
A studio course designed to allow the student to program a 
series of works that are relevant to the individual. 

Prerequisite: AS 101-102. 

AS 221 Structural Drawing 1 (unit) 
Freehand rendering of objects in a classical academic tech- 
nique. 

Prerequisite: AS 101-102 or permission of the instructor. 

AS 230-231 Sculpture I 1-1 (unit) 
Beginning work in sculpture, in a variety of media: modeling 
in clay, plaster, carving in wood and stone, welding. 

AS 245-246 Environmental Design I 1-1 (unit) 
Studio workshop course to train the student to see man as 
center and a measure of his environment: acquisition of 
techniques to represent and communicate by means of projec- 
tion drawing, such as orthographic, isometric and perspective 
drawing, as well as the use of models. An introduction to the 
design process as it relates to programming; requires 
criteria to solve specific environmental theoretical problems. 

Prerequisite: AS 101-102. 

AS 251-252 Ceramics — Hand Building 1-1 (unit) 
Hand building techniques in clay. Coil and slab projects. 
Prerequisite: AS 101-102 and permission of the instructor. 



AS 253-254 Ceramics — Wheel Throwing 1-1 (unit) 
Work on the potter's wheel. 

Prerequisite: AS 101-102, 251-252 or permission of the 
instructor. 

AS 255-256 Weaving I 1-1 (unit) 
An introduction to weaving as a medium of contemporary art. 
Exploration of weaving techniques used in the creation of 
accessories and wall hangings. Experimentation with pattern 
drafts, tapestry weaves and different types of materials. With 
permission of the instructor. 

AS 261-262 Printmaking I Vz-Vz (unit) 

Relief and stencil printing. A course in printing from raised 
surfaces and stencil templates. Use of wood, masonite and 
plastic: inking, printing and registration methods. 

Prerequisite: AS 101-102 or permission of the instructor. 
Offered 1973-74. 

AS 263-264 Etching 1-1 (unit) 
Intaglio methods of printing with emphasis on etching. Study 
of the different effects produced by a variety of inks, papers, 
grounds, etc. 

Prerequisite: AS 101-102 or permission of the instructor. 

AS 271-272 Photography I 1-1 (unit) 
The technique of photographic seeing, tone, texture, and 
lighting including developing and printing. Emphasis will be 
on print quality and directness of statement, as explored 
through weekly assignments and their critique. Offered 
alternate years. 

Prerequisite: AS 101-102 or permission of the instructor. 

AS 273-274 Filmmaking I 1-1 (unit) 
An introduction to filmmaking, including an historical and 
technical review of the development of the motion picture. 
Emphasis will be on film production with super-8 equipment. 
Assignments in hand-drawn film, animation and sound will be 
included. Second semester will include sound and film editing. 
Offered alternate years. 

Prerequisite: AS 101-102 or permission of the instructor. 

AS 277-278 Color Photography 1-1 (unit) 
A exploration of negative and positive color materials and 
their creative use. The course will include a survey of com- 
mercial color applications, dye transfer, duotone and color 
separation — but will be concerned primarily with the produc- 



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tion of consistent effective color transparencies and their uses. 
Prerequisite: AS 101-102, AS 271-272, or permission of the 
professor. 

AS 303-304 Serigraphy 3-3 (credit) 
The techniques of screen construction, stencil making and 
multiple color printing. Utilization of technique; problems 
concerning the possibilities of fabric printing, fine art and 
commercial application. 

Prerequisite: AS 101-102 and AS 181 (may be taken simul- 
taneously). 

AS 307-308 Figure Drawing II 2-2 (credit) 
Work in dry brush with emphasis on the modeling of the 
musculature and the forms of the human body. 

Prerequisite: AS 101-102, and a mimimum of one semester 
of AS 207-208. 

AS 310 Figure Painting 2 (credit) 
Working from life model in oil and acrylic paints. 

Prerequisite: AS 101-102 or permission of the instructor. 

AS 313-314 Tutorial in Stage Design 
and Lighting 3-3 (credit) 
Given in conjunction with the Art Department; study, design 
and actual building of sets for the semester play (Dr 201-202), 
presenting theatrical ideas through scene design and lighting. 
Limited to 5 students, by permission only. 

AS 317-318 Developmental Painting II 3-3 (credit) 
A studio course designed to allow the student to program a 
series of works that are relevant to the individual. The 
intention of this study is to develop the capacity for arriving 
at independent solutions. 

Prerequisites: AS 101-102 and AS 217-218. Oils, acrylic, 
watercolor or mixed media. 

AS 331-332 Sculpture II 1-1 (unit) 
Advanced work in one area of sculpture. Offered 1973-74. 
Prerequisite: AS 231-232. 

AS 334 Tutorial in Compositional Drawing 3 (credit) 
Emphasis in emotional, intuitive, and imaginative approaches 
to drawing. Both experimentation and concentration on a 
personal idiom will be encouraged. Group and individual 
discussions. One meeting a week. 

Prerequisite: at least three semesters of drawing or the 
submission of a portfolio. 



AS 343-344 Tutorial in Advanced Design 3-3 (credit) 
Workshop course as a continuation of design research, two- 
dimensional and three-dimensional, on a more advanced level, 
with special emphasis to scale development from sketch to 
environmental realization at larger or human scale. 

Prerequisite: AS 101-102; limited to 10 students, by per- 
mission only. 

AS 345-346 Environmental Design II 3-3 (credit) 
A continuation of workshop course Environmental Design I, 
applying knowledge in the solving of problems and to intro- 
duce students to various aspects of architecture and planning 
as tools for forming man's physical environment. 

Prerequisite: AS 245-246. 

AS 347 Tutorial in Media II 3 (credit) 
More advanced experimentation with sound, images and 
spectator interaction. 

Prerequisite: experience with photography and either some 
electronic media or theater or dance. Limited to 8 students. 

AS 351-352 Ceramics II 3-3 (credit) 
Advanced work in hand building or wheel throwing. 

Prerequisite: AS 251-252 or AS 253-254 and permission of 
the instructor. 

AS 355-356 Weaving II 3-3 (credit) 
Emphasis on creation of original designs in tapestry weaves, 
multiple harness weaves and three-dimensional weaving. 

Prerequisite: Weaving I and permission of the instructor. 

AS 361-362 Printmaking II 3-3 (credit) 
Advanced problems in printmaking. Choice of relief or intaglio 
methods. 

Prerequisite: AS 261-262 or AS 263-264 and permission of 
the instructor. 

AS 370 Phototechnique 1 (unit) 
An exploration of the photographic process relative to the 
effects of light and chemicals on photo-sensitive emulsions 
and basic photographic optics. One semester offered in 
alternate years. Offered 1973-74. 

Prerequisite: Photography I. 

AS 371-372 Photography II 1-1 (unit) 
Creative uses of photographic techniques and processes. A 



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continued investigation of the medium, including the full range 
of camera and darkroom equipment. 

Prerequisite: Photography I or permission of the instructor. 
Offered 1973-74. 

AS 373-374 Tutorial in Advanced Photography 

3-3 (credit) 
Assignments in various fields of traditional subject matter — 
architecture, portraiture, nature, etc. — are given, leading to 
the production of a portfolio and exhibition. 
Prerequisite: Photography I and II. 

AS 375 Vision 3 (credit) 
A conceptual course to sharpen the student's ability to in- 
novate, be open to and recognize discovery. Readings, field 
trips, seminar and studio work. 

AS 381-382 Space Problems — Tutorial 3-3 (credit) 
Space problems solved, imaginative as well as specific; ex- 
hibition, theatrical and monumental, using models and actual 
space where possible. Limited to two or three seniors, by per- 
mission only. 

AS 385, 386 Independent Work in Studio Art 3, 3 (credit) 

AS 402 Senior Semester 16 (credit) 
Senior studio art majors who have a good academic record 
and have achieved a high degree of competence in some area 
of art while having an appropriate breadth of exposure may 
request to work independently of courses during their last 
semester at Newton, under the direction of members of the 
art faculty. Students interested in this Senior Semester must 
submit a written proposal regarding their plans to the chair- 
man of the department before November 15. Proposals are 
reviewed together with the students' portfolios by the Art 
faculty, who recommend to the Dean's Office for approval. 

The Senior Semester is intended only for the student who 
has no need of courses to continue her development. Her 
work is directed and reviewed by a board of art faculty; it 
includes the Senior Project and may fulfill part of the depart- 
mental upper division requirement. Students are graded Pass/ 
Fail/Honors and a description of the Senior Semester and an 
evaluation of it is attached to the student's transcript. 

Limited to one or two students, by permission only. 

AS 485, 486 Advanced Independent Work in Studio Art 

3, 3 (credit) 



AS 499 Senior Project 3 (credit) 
Required of all Studio Art majors. 



Drama 



A program in Drama has been designed to offer the 
interested student exposure to and experience with the 
different aspects, and different arts of the theatre. 
Courses are offered in dramatic history and literature 
and skills for performance and production. Two plays 
are produced and presented each year on campus. Plays 
and readings presented in neighboring campuses and in 
the Boston area further enrich those who take an in- 
terest in this form of art. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR 
The Drama Program offers a minor to those students who 
complete a minimum of 5 courses in the program, with a 
grade of C or better, distributed as follows: Dr 101-102 or 
180-181 and three other courses in the program, including not 
more than one semester of Drama Production. 

Dr 101-102 Drama Fundamentals 1-1 (unit) 
Basic course in theatre skills; the first semester emphasizes 
voice and speech, the second incoporates acting and move- 
ment. Offered 1973-1974. 

Dr 180-181 History of the Theatre 1-1 (unit) 
From the Greeks to restoration, and from the eighteenth cen- 
tury to modern; a lecture course correlating theatrical and 
dramatic history, studying plays, playwrights, actors, audi- 
ences and physical theatres. Offered 1973-74. 

Dr 201-202 Drama Production V2-V2 (unit) 
An intensive 8-week involvement (each semester) in several 
areas of play production, during actual rehearsal of the Fall 
and/or Spring shows. Students may participate in acting, 
stage managing, prop or makeup and, with the exception of 
the actors, would rotate these responsibilities during the 
rehearsal period. A minimum of 9 to 12 hours a week, primar- 
ily at night, would be expected in order to fulfill course re- 
quirements. 

Dr 205 Greek and Roman Theatre 1 (unit) 
Reading of selected plays, both tragedy and comedy; study of 



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play production in antiquity: theatres, stage equipment, cos- 
tumes, masks, music, dance. Probable origins and develop- 
ment of comedy and tragedy. Offered 1973-74. 

Eng 213 Introduction to Drama 1 (unit) 
Several modern plays compared with plays of earlier periods 
in order to explore the historical and theatrical relations be- 
tween them. Offered 1973-74. 

Dr 300 The Current Theatre in Boston 3 (credit) 
A study of selected plays currently being produced in Boston; 
the course will involve not only intensive study of these plays 
as dramatic literature, but also various aspects of their pro- 
duction and an analysis of critical reviews. 

Dr 301-302 Drama Production for Advanced Students 

2-2 (credit) 
Given in conjunction with Dr 201,203; advanced students will 
be expected to participate fully in the production of the Fall 
and/or Spring plays and to do research and present a paper 
on some related aspect of the play produced. By permission 
only. 

Sp 304 Spanish Theatre of the Twentieth Century: 
1898-1936 3 (credit) 
Intensive study of the works of Unamuno, Azorin, Lorca, Grau, 
Hermanos Machado, etc. with special emphasis on the ele- 
ments of existentialism, social protest and dramatic ex- 
perimentation. 

Sp 306 Contemporary Spanish Theatre 1 (unit) 
A study of the most important works of Casona, Buero, Vallejo, 
Sastre, Paso and others, as a reflection of some of the social 
problems of contemporary Spain. Offered 1973-74. 

Eng 311 Shakespeare 3 (credit) 
Reading of the collected plays, with class discussion of history 
and criticism. Required of English majors. 

Eng 312 Shakespeare 3 (credit) 
A continuation of Eng 311. Required of English majors. 

Dr 313-314 Tutorial in Stage Design and Lighting 

3-3 (credit) 
Given in conjunction with the Art Department; study, design 
and actual building of sets for the semester play (Dr 201- 
202), presenting theatrical ideas through scene design and 
lighting. Limited, by permission only. 



Eng 343 Modern Drama 3 (credit) 
English and Continental drama from the end of the nineteenth 
century through the present. Extensive reading and discussion. 

Eng 344 Modern American Drama 3 (credit) 
American drama from the end of the nineteenth century 
through the present. Extensive reading and discussion. 



History 

The study of history deals with the question of continuity 
and change demonstrating its recurrence in every civil- 
ization. What counts in studying history is not the 
accumulation of facts (useful though it is to know them), 
but the acquisition of a habit of mind — objective, curi- 
ous and critical. Tracing the thought, achievements and 
discoveries of man, the student finds his own historical 
period more intelligible through its likeness and contrast 
with periods in the past. To achieve this result she must 
see the study of history as a scholarly discipline which, 
once learned, she may herself apply to facts and situa- 
tions not covered in actual course work. No undergrad- 
uate history department can explore in detail the in- 
creasingly complex background of every continent and 
country. At Newton, lecture and seminar courses stress 
major developments in European, American and Asian 
history. 

Interdisciplinary courses, in which the History Depart- 
ment participates, illustrate the interaction of intellect- 
ual, economic and literary factors with political events. 

Those who major in history are solidly grounded in 
the scholarly reading, researching and writing of history. 
Students planning to do graduate work are urged to 
enrich their historical awareness through courses in the 
other social sciences, as well as in languages and litera- 
ture. Course presentation is varied: basic surveys, 
lecture-discussion and seminar classes, and independ- 
ent study under faculty members on material not repre- 
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The program is frequently revised to fulfill the chang- 
ing needs of a more and more complex and widening 
society. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJORS 
Students majoring in history must fulfiill the following require- 
ments with a grade of C or better: 12 courses and a senior 
project to be completed in an area of the student's choice. 
Students planning to attend graduate school are reminded 
of the advisability of choosing their courses with this in mind. 
This should involve an indication of some special field of 
interest, as well as appropriate allied courses which will aid in 
the further study of history. 

The department recommends a seminar course in history 
for all of its students. All majors should submit their proposed 
schedule of courses to the department chairman prior to the 
semester registration. In addition LE 151-152 and LE 153-154 
are strongly advised in the freshman or sophomore year. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS 
The History Department also offers a minor in history to those 
students who complete 5 courses with a grade of C or better. 

LE 151-152 Problems in World History 1-1 (unit) 
Selected episodes in world history since 1500 A.D. with 
emphasis on those movements which have led up to the 
present situation. Advised for prospective history majors or 
minors. 

LE 153-154 American Civilization 1-1 (unit) 
An interdisciplinary approach to a better understanding of the 
American past, as viewed from the perspectives of history, 
literature, philosophy and film. Prospective American Studies 
and History majors are strongly advised to enroll. 

His 201 Survey of Western Civilization 1 (unit) 
Students will examine the development of the western world 
from the disintegration of classical civilization through the 
development of modern institutions in the 15th and 16th 
centuries. 

His 203-204 Political and Economic History of the 
United States 3-3 (credit) 
Reading, lectures and discussion together with off-campus 
tours. The first semester will treat the following topics: Ameri- 
can Revolution, Mercantilism, Era of Jefferson, American 



System, Age of Jackson, Manifest Destiny, Civil War and 
Reconstruction. The second semester will focus on such 
topics as: The Guilded Age, Industrialism, Imperialism, 
Agrarian Revolt, Trusts, Progressive Era, Depression, World 
War I and II, Cold War and The Age of Affluence 1945-1965. 

His 336 Medieval Institutions 3 (credit) 
An examination of the origins, functions and early develop- 
ment of those medieval institutions which have persisted into 
contemporary times, e.g. the nation state, university, capital- 
ism. 

His 340 Renaissance, Reformation 3 (credit) 
A study of the major intellectual, economic and political 
developments in European history from the rise of humanism 
through the Reformation. Special attention will be paid to the 
meaning of the Renaissance, the interaction of all facets of 
society and the relationship between the Renaissance and 
Reformation. 

His 342 Early Modern Europe 1 (unit) 
A topical study. Major developments in European history from 
the Reformation through the Enlightenment period. In addition 
to the overall view, each student will concentrate on one area 
or country of her choice. Offered 1973-74. 

His 343 Revolutionary Europe 1 (unit) 
This course will deal with the poltical, social and intellectual 
facets of the European revolutionary movements from 1789 to 
1848. Although the French Revolution of 1789 will be studied 
in detail, great emphasis will also be placed on its general 
impact on European civilization through the Restoration period 
especially in Italy and Germany. Offered 1973-74. 

His 344 Europe in the Age of Realpolitik 1 (unit) 
The development of the effects of nationalism, socialism and 
industrialism on Europe from 1848 to 1914. The great uni- 
fications, the rise of Marxian socialism, the new imperialism 
and the impact of the shift from romanticism to realism in 
politics will be considered. Offered 1973-74. 

His 345 Europe Between the Wars 3 (credit) 
A study of the major political, intellectual and socio-economic 
trends in Europe from 1914 to 1939; the impact of war, the rise 
of the totalitarian right, the impact on Europe of Soviet Russia. 



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His 346 Contemporary Europe 3 (credit) 
Major developments in European history since 1939 will be 
analyzed and discussed in their historical context; the prob- 
lems occasioned by World War II, the Cold War, the decline 
of empire, variation in Marxist societies will be among the 
topics studied. 

His 353 History of Modern France 1 (unit) 
Study of basic problems in French history since 1848. The 
Second Empire, the Third economic and cultural background 
and the changing role of France in Europe. Offered 1973-74. 

His 354 History and Literature of Victorian England 

3 (credit) 
How the prose literature of Victorian England reflects major 
social and political issues that still affect contemporary 
English society. 

His 361 Communist Chinese History and Society 3 (credit) 
An introduction to the history and society of the People's 
Republic of China covering the period from the rise of the 
Communist Party in China to the present. Topics discussed 
will be: the causes of the Chinese revolution, the evolution of 
Maoist revolutionary strategy, social and political develop- 
ments under Communism, the recent "cultural revolution", 
current Chinese affairs, and China in the world today. 

His 363 Czarist Russia 3 (credit) 
A study of the major developments in Russian history from 
rise of the Romanovs to the revolutions of the twentieth 
century. Special attention will be paid to the growth of the 
Russian monarchy, the problems of rural Russia, Russia's 
relations with Western Europe and the development of the 
revolutionary ideology. 

His 364 Twentieth Century Russian History 3 (credit) 
Russian history from 1905 until the present, with special 
attention given to the Russian revolution, the role of the 
Communist Party and international relations. 

His 365 Revolution in the Twentieth Century 3 (credit) 
A comparative study in depth of the revolutionary experience 
of a small number of countries. The class as a whole will 
examine the Russian and Chinese revolutions, their similarities 
and differences. Students then will work in small groups, 
doing reading and research on other revolutions in the 



twentieth century, the choice to be determined by the interest 
and background of the students. 

His 366 Problems in Modern Chinese History 3 (credit) 
Readings and discussion on China from 1800 to the present. 
Topics to be discussed are: The Ch'ing dynasty — the tradi- 
tional setting; the Western impact; modernization; imperialism; 
revolution — 1911, the first phase; the Nationalist government; 
China in World War II; the Chinese Communist revolution; 
China under Communism; China in the U.N. and the world. 

His 367 Problems in Early Chinese History 3 (credit) 
Analyzes some of the major trends and problem areas in 
Chinese history to about 1800 A.D., focusing on ideas and 
institutions as they relate to historic situations. 

His 368 Sino-Soviet Relations 3 (credit) 
A study of Sino-Soviet relations from 1920 to the present, with 
special attention to ideological factors, personalities and 
Sino-Soviet relations in the context of power politics and the 
"third world." 

His 370 Colonial America, 1607-1763 3 (credit) 
An intensive historical examination of the origins, nature, 
problems and relevancy of the political, economic, social and 
cultural systems of early America. This is a reading and dis- 
cussion course with maximum student participation. 

His 371 America in the Middle Period, 1800-1850 

1 (unit) 
A study of American political, social, economic and intellectual 
developments from the "Jeffersonian Revolution" of 1800 
through the influences of "Jacksonian Democracy". Offered 
1973-74. 

His 372 The American Revolution 1763-1789 1 (unit) 
An intensive examination of the causes, consequences, 
motives and meaning of the American Revolution. Reviewed 
also will be the changing historical interpretation and recent 
reappraisals of the Revolutionary Generation. The Confedera- 
tion period will be examined in relation to the themes of 
change and continuity. 

This is a reading and discussion course with maximum 
student participation. Offered 1973-74. 

His 373 The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877 

1 (unit) 
A study of the causes, conduct and aftermath of the Civil War. 



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The course will consider political, economic, social, intellec- 
tual, military and diplomatic phenomena. Offered 1973-74. 

His 375-376 American Foreign Policy 3-3 (credit) 
An historical study of the formulation and implementation of 
a basic United States foreign policy from 1776 to 1900 and 
subsequent new departures occasioned by the many radically 
different challenges of the twentieth century. Emphasis will be 
placed on conflicting interpretations. 

His 377-378 Twentieth Century America 3-3 (credit) 
An historical examination of the growth of the American 
nation from a semirural to a highly urbanized society and the 
American political response to this challenge of change. Im- 
portant topics include: origins, nature and significance of 
the Progressive Movement; the ethnic and economic orien- 
tated politics of the twenties; Depression; New Deal; rise of 
the new mass-production-consumption economy; the second 
reconstruction and welfare statism from Truman to Johnson. 

Appropriate reading assignments comprise an integral part 
of this course. 

His 379 American Constitutional Development 3 (credit) 
An historical study of the origins of the American constitu- 
tional system (1607-1789); the nature of the federal union and 
who had the power to interpret the constitution (1789-1865) 
and the problems and adjustments of the constitutional sys- 
tem arising from the challenges of a modern, industrialized 
urban society (1865-Present). 

His 381-382 The Black Man in American History 

3-3 (credit) 
Fall Semester: 1501 to 1877, from Negro slavery in the West 
Indies to the end of the Reconstruction period in the United 
States. Spring Semester: 1877 to the present time, from the 
beginnings of hard core segregation to the continuing 
struggles for full acceptance and equality. 

His 383 The "West" in American History 3 (credit) 
A survey of the Indian, Spanish, French and American in- 
fluences on the forging of the frontier and the subsequent 
development of this area and these peoples in the nation's 
life experience. 

His 401 Seminar in European History 3 (credit) 
An intensive study of major topics in European history since 
the Renaissance. This course will include extensive biblio- 
graphical work, considerable reading and discussion and a 



research paper. The topics for the course will vary from year 
to year. Designed specifically for senior history majors, and 
open to others only with permission. 

His 453-454 Problems in American History 3-3 (credit) 
Each student will choose a problem for investigation and read 
comprehensively about the problem selected. An oral pre- 
sentation and an edited anthology are required. Open only to 
students who have taken an upper-division course in the area 
they have chosen to investigate. 

His 495-496 Tutorial in European History 3-3 (credit) 
Carefully directed readings and discussion in a field of 
student interest not included in regular course offerings. 
Enrollment limited to 2-7 students. 

His 497, 498 Independent Study in History 

1-3, 1-3 (credit) 
The student who wishes to take one or two semesters of 
Independent Study will present a typewritten detailed descrip- 
tion of the course requirements as agreed to by the professor 
giving the course and as approved by a representative of the 
Dean's office. 

The student must successfully carry through the projects as 
outlined. It is only if these conditions are satisfied that In- 
dependent Study will carry academic credit. 

Only one Independent Study course should be carried in 
any one semester. 

His 499 Senior Project 3 (credit) 
Required of all majors. 

Music 

The Music Program at Newton is designed to offer the 
interested student a well rounded exposure to music 
and performance and includes in its curriculum courses 
in music theory, history of music, music appreciation 
and choral activities. Musical activities on campus 
include two major concerts each year given by the Glee 
Club, concerts by visiting artists and lectures. The multi- 
tude of concerts and musical performances in the 
Boston area offer an even greater exposure and experi- 
ence to those who wish to make Music a part of their 
liberal education. 



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MUSIC 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR 
The Music Program offers a minor to those students who 
complete a minimum of 5 courses in the program, with a 
grade of C or better, distributed as follows: 3 courses in the 
history of music, 1 course in music theory and 1 year of 
participation in the Glee Club; or 4 courses in the history 
of music and 1 course in music theory. 

Students wishing to receive credit for applied music may 
take up to 6 credits in Glee Club or selected instruments 
taught by faculty of the Newton Music Program. Students may 
transfer up to 6 credits for applied music from selected 
accredited institutions, with permission only. 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

LE 145-146 Introduction to Music 1-1 (unit) 
A course designed for students who wish a general knowledge 
in music listening. The area to be covered will be the de- 
velopment of European music, with emphasis on major vocal 
and instrumental forms and the characteristics of music and 
major composers from Pre-Baroque to the present. Guided 
listening to recordings, study of musical scores, attendance at 
specified concerts, collateral readings and individual projects 
will be included. Prerequisite to other music history courses. 

Mus 101 Fundamentals of Music 1 (unit) 
Designed for the student who wishes to learn the basic rudi- 
ments of music. Notation, rhythm, scales, intervals, chords 
and chordal progression will be emphasized. Open to all 
students. 

Mus 102 Theory 1 (unit) 
The study of basic two, three and four-part writing in func- 
tional harmony. Also beginning solfege (sight singing) with 
melodic and rhythmic dictation. 

Prerequisite: Mus 101 or permission of the instructor. 

Mus 141-142 Music in the Western World 1-1 (unit) 
A survey of music with emphasis on the stylistic character and 
cultural climate of the important art epochs of Western 
Civilization. In addition, the survey will show how the various 
arts respond to the socio-cultural conditions and how they are 
related to each other. 

Mus 201 Music of the Renaissance and Baroque 1 (unit) 
A study of music from 1450-1750 covering vocal and instru- 



mental styles of the Renaissance and works of the great 
Baroque composers such as Monteverdi, Purcell, Bach and 
Handel. 

Prerequisite: Mus 141-142 or permission of the instructor. 
Offered 1973-74. 

Mus 202 Music of the Classical and Romantic Periods 

1 (unit) 
A survey of music from 1750-1900, with emphasis on the music 
and life of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms. 

Prerequisite: Mus 141-142 or permission of the instructor. 
Offered 1973-74. 

Mus 207 The American Film Musical 1 (unit) 
The film musical "in whole or in part has its shape, its move- 
ment, its whole feeling, dictated by music". Study of the style, 
score, choreography and rhythm of the Hollywood musical. 

Mus 208 Opera 1 (unit) 
The study of opera as a living art. Required opera attendance. 

Mus 253 Beethoven's Instrumental Works 1 (unit) 
Instrumental works of Beethoven. Second part; emphasis on 
the works beginning with Op. 97. 

Mus 256 Haydn 1 (unit) 
The better known works of Haydn: orchestral, chamber music, 
piano and oratorios. 

Mus 260 Twentieth Century Music 1 (unit) 
The study of American and European contemporary com- 
posers, their styles and music and their influence on avant- 
garde techniques. The course will include lectures, demonstra- 
tion and listening, with related outside reading and required 
concert attendance. Prerequisite: Mus 201-202 or permission 
of the instructor. Offered 1973-74. 

Mus 281-282, 283-284 Glee Club 1 .5-1 .5, 1 .5-1 .5 (credit) 
The Glee Club is open to all interested students who enjoy 
singing. Credit is optional, attendance required; a student 
may receive up to 6 credits for Glee Club participation. Glee 
Club activities include two joint concerts with orchestra and 
visiting male chorus presented each year and additional 
participation on special occasions in College-wide events. The 
choral literature explores music from the Middle Ages to 
the contemporary period. 

Mus 291-292 Tutorial in Guitar 1.5-1.5 (credit) 
Basic introduction to the guitar. Playing easy chords and 



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progressions in various keys using songs suitable and in- 
teresting to students. Each student is responsible for her own 
instrument. By permission only. Offered 1973-74. 

Mus 293-294 Tutorial in Instrumental Ensemble 

1.5-1.5 (credit) 
A select group of instrumentalists, with previous musical ex- 
perience in high school or college band or orchestra, who 
wish to play music for small ensemble and chamber groups. 
Acceptance by audition. Offered 1973-74. 

Mus 497,498 Independent Study in Music 1-3,1-3 (credit) 
Philosophy 

The philosophy program at Newton College is designed 
for the students who want to integrate their experience 
as responsible persons in the communities in which they 
live. The program is based on the conviction that action 
must be informed with both critical reflection and vision 
if it is to proceed from a complete awareness of what 
such action involves. 

A wide variety of courses is available in the depart- 
ment: courses such as analytic philosophy and symbolic 
logic should aid the student in developing her critical 
reflection, while others such as philosophy of commu- 
nity, philosophy of creativity, values of contemporary 
man, philosophy in literature and philosophy of religion 
should help the student broaden her vision and formu- 
late a meaningful personal philosophy. Belief in the 
validity of William James' statement: "To know the chief 
rival attitudes towards life, as the history of human 
thinking has developed them, and to have heard some 
of the reasons they can give for themselves, ought to be 
considered an essential part of liberal education," has 
led the department to stress the importance of the 
sequence of courses offered in the history of philos- 
ophy. 

The study of philosophy has always been held in 
honor at Newton and regarded as an indispensable 
requisite for study in any department as well as for the 



development of a thoughtful adult. Therefore, most 
courses in the department are open to every student. 

The student planning to major in philosophy will work 
out her own program with the advice of the department. 
Some programs could be oriented specifically toward 
graduate studies whether in philosophy or any other 
field. Other programs could be designed to take advan- 
tage of the interdisciplinary and integrative role of 
philosophy to increase the student's understanding of 
herself and her relations to others. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJORS 
For a major in philosophy, the requirements are as follows: 
a minimum grade of C in 12 courses and/or seminars in the 
Department of Philosophy, including at least one course or 
seminar in each of the following areas: 

(1) Logic (2) History of Philosophy and Modern Philosophy 
(3) Ethics (4) Problems of Philosophy: issue-oriented 
courses and seminars (5) Problems of Philosophy: man- 
oriented courses and seminars. 
The course numbers indicate the level of the courses as well 
as the area of Philosophy: 
The first digit indicates the course level. 
The second digit indicates the following areas: 1 — Logic; 
2 — History of Philosophy and Modern Philosophy; 3 — Ethics; 
4 — Problems of Philosophy: issue-oriented courses and sem- 
inars; 5 — Problems of Philosophy: man-oriented courses and 
seminars. 

The third digit indicates the semester a course is taught: 
1 — first semester; 2 — second semester. 
An acceptable senior project. 

Students planning to pursue graduate study in philosophy are 
strongly advised to take the following courses: Phil 317; Phil 
321; Phil 323; Phil 325; Phil 326; Phil 344; Phil 353. They are 
also advised to acquire the reading knowledge of a foreign 
language (preferably French or German) and to take the 
Graduate Record Examination at the end of their junior year 
or at the beginning of their senior year. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS 
For a minor in philosophy the requirements are as follows: a 
minimum grade of C in 6 courses and/or seminars in the 
Department of Philosophy, including at least one course or 
seminar in 3 of the 5 areas required for majors. 



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LE 155-156 Philosophy of Culture 1-1 (unit) 
The course examines man's attempts to improve the quality 
of human life through a search for order and a meaningful 
existence in social institutions. A study of such issues — as 
they are reflected in some major literary, philosophical and 
religious works — is intended to acquaint the student with 
certain typical concepts and methods of investigation common 
to the humanities. The aim is to develop skills of analysis, 
synthesis and critical evaluation which would enable a person 
to understand himself and his environment. 

LE 157-158 Philosophy of Man 1-1 (unit) 
This course aims at waking the dormant philosopher in each 
student as she learns to inquire into herself, her relationship 
to others and to society, her own values and the measure of 
her involvement in the world. 

During the first semester the student will examine the full 
connotation of a dynamic view of man and the world (Berg- 
son, Teilhard de Chardin). She will study different interpreta- 
tions of knowledge (but the phenomenological-existential 
approach of Merleau-Ponty, Heidegger, Marcel and Camus 
will be emphasized). And, she will explore various means of 
self-knowledge. She will try to experience these as far as 
possible. It is in that spirit that she will choose one concrete 
medium of exploration: drama-dance, photography, weaving 
or painting (with the help of professors from the Division of 
Humanities and Fine Arts). 

During the second semester the student will study the 
notion of person as source of creativity and intersubjectivity 
(Sartre, Buber, Marcel). She will investigate values in a world 
where the traditional ones are disintegrating. Finally she will 
search for the possibility and meaning of genuine community. 

LE 159 History of Philosophy I 1 (unit) 
Pre-Socrates to Locke. 

LE 160 History of Philosophy II 1 (unit) 
Locke to Present. 

An introduction to some of the basic ideas of the main phi- 
losophers in the history of Western thought. Stress will be 
placed on problems pertinent to the contemporary world. The 
class will read the same primary sources and groups within 
the class will read different secondary sources, then compare 
them in relation to the primary sources. 

Phil 111, 112 Logic and Practical Decision 1, 1 (unit) 
The aim is to provide a nontechnical introduction to the 



principles and patterns of formal and informal reasoning — 
especially as they relate to communication and decision- 
making process concerning life-style, purposive behavior, 
conflict resolution and responsibility. Topics will also include 
the functions of language, symbolism, meaning and communi- 
cation and special types of discourse. 

Phil 111, first semester, is offered in consecutive years. 

Phil 112, second semester, is offered in alternate years 
(1973-74). 

Phil 117 Logic and Certitude 1 (unit) 
A study of the operations of the human mind — abstraction, 
judgment and reasoning — with emphasis on the practical 
application of the law of logic. Exercises will be assigned 
which should aid the student in her search for clarity of 
thought and expression. An inquiry into the validity and 
extent of human knowledge, including an examination of the 
sources, kinds and criteria of truth and certitude. 

Phil 132 Ethics 1 (unit) 
A study of approaches and norms used by selected philoso- 
phers in their attempts to analyze experiences of worth and 
value. Offered 1973-74. 

Phil 142 Philosophical Themes and Methods 1 (unit) 
A study of certain contemporary human concerns (as ethical 
ideals, social classes, responsibility) through an analysis of 
representative philosophical traditions and methods. Critical 
values of the philosophical method: (a) for the assessment of 
the intellectual products of our civilization in a variety of 
areas (as morality, politics, religion, social sciences, etc.); 
and (b) for the formulation of one's personal views and beliefs. 
Through readings in diverse fields, an attempt will be made to 
develop a rationale in appraising problems of a broad rele- 
vance to human concerns. Offered 1973-74. 

Phil 144 Metaphysics 1 (unit) 
An introduction to man's search for the meaning of being, 
change, causality, truth, goodness, unity and beauty. Readings 
from philosophers representing different schools of thought. 
Offered alternate years. 

Phil 223 American Philosophy 1 (unit) 
Jonathan Edwards to Sidney Hook. General historical trends, 
together with an analysis of the principal texts of William 
James, Josiah Royce, John Dewey and Alfred North White- 
head. 



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Phil 225 British Empiricists 1 (unit) 
Systematic study and critical analysis of the main works of 
Locke, Berkeley, and Hume. 

Phil 226 Modern Rationalists 1 (unit) 
Systematic study and critical analysis of the main works of 
Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Kant, and Hegel. Offered 1973-74. 

Phil 232 Values and Contemporary Man 1 (unit) 
Contemporary man's search for values in a rapidly changing 
world where traditional values are collapsing will be in- 
vestigated mainly through the media of literature, film and art. 

Phil 237 Contemporary Problems in Social Philosophy 

1 (unit) 
An examination of the philosophical and moral doctrines 
involved in such social conceptions as utility, the common 
good, natural law and natural rights, justice and equality, 
tolerance and liberty. Offered 1973-74. 

Phil 238 Problems in Ethics and the Philosophy of Mind 

1 (unit) 
A study of the current ideas concerning man's moral conduct 
in the light of his intellectual commitments, as interpreted by 
some major philosophers and moralists — the British Utilitar- 
ians, Butler, Kant, Moore, Stevenson, Ross, Baier, Perry, Hare, 
and others. Offered 1973-74. 

Phil 251 Philosophy of Creativity 1 (unit) 
An inquiry into the possibility of a new philosophy of man 
based on his essential creativity. The ways of developing the 
deeper awareness flowing from this. The possibility of creative 
communities. The ideas of Watts, Sartre, Huxley, Bergson, 
Marcel and Kazantzakis will be investigated. Limited to 15 
students. 

Phil 256 Contemporary Problems Seminar 1 (unit) 
This seminar will be given by professors from the Art and the 
Philosophy departments. Its purpose is to enable the students 
and the professors involved in it to discuss together in 
depth and in breadth challenging contemporary problems 
common to the two disciplines, such as the person and the 
community, responsibility and creativity, or methods of self- 
knowledge. The seminar will focus on one central problem 
each year. Offered 1973-74. 

Phil 317 Symbolic Logic 3 (credit) 
Introduction to the current methods of formal logic and logical 



analysis. The theory of truth functions and propositional 
calculus; normal schemata and Boolean expansions; duality; 
proofs of consistency and validity. Properties, development, 
and interpretation of axiomatic theories (logistic systems). 
Calculus of functions: uniform quantification and methods of 
natural deduction; general theory of quantification, introduc- 
tion of the theories of identity, classes and relations. Theory 
of descriptions. Logical and semantical paradoxes. Applica- 
tions in the analysis of argumentative prose. 

This course presupposes no specialized training in logic 
and mathematics. 

Offered as a tutorial. Underclassmen allowed to enroll. 

Phil 321 Plato and Aristotle 1 (unit) 
A study of some of the major works of these philosophers in 
the light of contemporary problems. Offered 1973-74. 

Phil 322 Augustine — Thomas 1 (unit) 
A study of some of the major works of these philosophers in 
the light of contemporary problems. Offered 1973-74. 

Phil 324 Philosophies of Education 3 (credit) 
An investigation of the philosophical foundations of educa- 
tional practice. The philosophy of traditional and progressive 
education, especially in the light of some current social, 
ethico-religious and scientific developments. Concerning ped- 
agogical practice and educational aims and values, the 
following philosophical orientations will be examined: 
Essentialism (Realism, Idealism, Empiricism, and the 
Linguistic-Analytic Philosophy); Progressivism (Naturalism, 
Experimentalism); and Perennialism (Humanism, Existential- 
ism, Marxism). 

Phil 326 Existentialism 1 (unit) 
The well-known European Existentialists: Kierkegaard, Berd- 
yaev, Heidegger, Gabriel Marcel, Camus, Sartre and Simone 
de Beauvoir. Existentialism in the United States. Selected 
readings from the novels, the plays and the philosophical 
essays of these writers. Offered 1973-74. 

Phil 327-328 History and Philosophy of Science 1-1 (unit) 
An examination of man's recent attempts, in their cultural 
contexts, to understand the physical environment. Historical 
and critical study of the development of modern scientific 
methods and fundamental concepts in natural and behavioral 
sciences. Topics include: (a) the development of the concepts 
of matter, force, energy and dynamics; structure and function; 



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emergence, evolution and natural selection; behaviorism and 
purposivism; (b) types of explanation; verification; causality; 
theory making and concept formation; reduction; measure- 
ment; the nature of explanations of human actions. 

This course presupposes no specialized background in 
science and is intended both for those who do not expect to 
take further work in science or related subjects and for those 
who may wish to continue in the natural or the behavioral 
sciences. 

The second semester may be taken without the first with the 
consent of the instructor. 

Offered 1973-74. 

Phil 334 Social Philosophy 3 (credit) 
A study of the communities of friendship, marriage, family, 
state, nation and church, and of their relations to one another. 
Offered alternate years. 

Phil 335 Utopias and Communes in America 3 (credit) 
An inquiry into the ideals of the Utopian communities of 18th 
and 19th Century America: the Shakers, Owen's New Harmony, 
Fruitland, Brook Farm and the Oneida Perfectionists, as well 
as those of today's varied communal experiments. Offered 
alternate years. 

Phil 341 Philosophy of Religion 3 (credit) 
A phenomenological approach to the meaning of religion, with 
stress placed on some of the epistemological problems of 
religion, and a study of some of the answers given by psychol- 
ogy and mysticism. An attempt will be made to discover the 
relation of metaphysics to religion. Offered alternate years. 

Phil 342 Philosophical Presuppositions of Contemporary 
America 3 (credit) 
Besides contemporary philosophical works, plays, movies, 
novels, editorials, popular songs and publications of different 
political movements will be used in an attempt to bring to the 
surface some of the basic philosophical positions at work in 
present day thought. Majors from different disciplines will be 
especially helpful in this understanding. Offered alternate 
years. 

Phil 343 Philosophy of Language 3 (credit) 
A study of the nature and uses of language in order to develop 
a philosophical method of analysis. The use of the philosophi- 
cal method based on a linguistic conception of philosophy to 
achieve results on such subjects as mind, behavior, morals, 



understanding, certainty, and belief. The decisive influence of 
Wittgenstein on current Anglo-American philosophy. 

Readings in the major works of Wittgenstein and important 
commentaries. Offered as a tutorial. 

Phil 344 Contemporary Analytic Philosophy 3 (credit) 
An intensive study of the important influence and key themes 
of contemporary analytic philosophy. Symbolism, meaning and 
use, sign-using behavior, special types of discourse, and 
conditions of knowledge. Readings in the major works of 
Russell, Moore, Wisdom, Anscombe, Ryle, Austin, Quine, 
Strawson, Malcolm and others. 

Phil 345 Far Eastern Philosophies 3 (credit) 
An introduction to the study of Far Eastern philosophies: the 
Analects of Confucius; the Tao-Te-Ching; the Upanishads; the 
Bhagavad Gita and critical works concerning them. Directed 
study of the following contemporary thinkers at the student's 
choice: Daisetz Suzuki (Zen Buddhism); Mahatma Ghandhi; 
Rabindranath Tagore. 

Phil 346 Existentialism and Buddhism 1 (unit) 
A comparison of the ideas of Gabriel Marcel and of Martin 
Heidegger to Buddhism and to Zen Buddhism. Intensive study 
of both Western and Eastern sources. Offered 1973-74. 

Phil 347-348 Seminar in Philosophy in Literature 

3 (credit) 
An investigation of philosophical insights concerning the 
conduct and the condition of human life, as they appear in a 
selection of outstanding contemporary and classical literary 
works. Members of the seminar will participate in selecting a 
reading list. Since the emphasis will be predominantly on 
discussion, the seminar will require of its members a strong 
intellectual motivation and an active participation. 

Whenever possible this seminar will be conducted inter- 
departmentally. 

Phil 410 Mathematical Logic 1 (unit) 
Completeness proof of quantification theory. Existence and 
singular inference; identity; descriptions. Number axioms 
and informal proofs. Classes and axiomatic set theory. 
Relations and functions. Variant theories of classes and 
ultimate classes. Mathematical induction. Analysis of founda- 
tions of mathematics: formalism, intuitionism, logicism. Para- 
doxes: Russell's; Grelling; Skolem; Burali-Forti. Theory of 



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Types and possible solutions of paradoxes. Modal logic and 
necessity. Introduction to many-valued logics. Applications 
and theory of logic. 

Prerequisite: Phil 317 or the consent of the instructor. 
Offered 1973-74. 

Phil 423 The French Spiritualistic School 1 (unit) 
The reaction of French philosophers to the positivism of 
Condillac, Comte, and Spencer. The spiritualism of Pascal, 
Maine de Biran and Lachelier. The spiritual positivism of 
Ravaisson, Boutroux, Bergson and Teilhard de Chardin. 
Bergson's theory of creative evolution and Teilhard's evolu- 
tionary world view from cosmogenesis to christogenesis will 
be emphasized. Offered 1973-74. 

Phil 441 Philosophy Seminar: Minds, Machines, and 
Purposive Behavior 

A philosophical study of the comparative behavior of minds 
and machines with special reference to the concepts of 
purpose and intentional action. Determinism and freedom; 
goal directed behavior, purposivism, and behaviorism. Offered 
1973-74. 

Phil 497, 498 Independent Study in Philosophy 

1-3, 1-3 (credit) 
The student who wishes to take one or two semesters of 
independent study will present a typewritten detailed descrip- 
tion of the course requirements as agreed to by the professor 
giving the course and as approved by a representative of the 
Dean's office. 

The student must successfully carry through the project as 
outlined. It is only if these conditions are satisfied that In- 
dependent Study will carry academic credit. 

PS 499 Senior Project 0-3 (credit) 



Division of 
Language, Literature and Communications 



The Division of Language, Literature and Communica- 
tions offers majors in English, Comparative Literature, 
French, German, Spanish and Modern Languages and 
programs in Classics, Italian, Russian, bilingual teach- 
ing (in conjunction with the Education Program) and in 
Communications. 
Liberal Education courses offered in the division are: 

LE 121 The Greek World 1 (unit) 

LE 122 The Roman World 1 (unit) 

LE 123 Tradition and Growth 1 (unit) 

LE 124 Tradition and Growth 1 (unit) 

LE 125 The Image of Women in Literature 1 (unit) 

LE 126 The Literary Experience 1 (unit) 



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Classics 



The Classics Program is designed to introduce students 
to the major ideas and institutions of Greek and Roman 
civilization in relation to the continuum of human experi- 
ence. To this end, courses are offered in English trans- 
lation as well as the Greek and Latin languages. A 
member of the Newton College faculty conducts the 
program, and additional courses and resources are 
available through cross-registration at Boston College. 

LE 121 The Greek World 1 (unit) 
An examination of the major ideas and institutions of Greek 
civilization through careful reading in English translation of 
important Greek writing, literary, philosphical, historical and 
political. The aim of the course will be an understanding of 
the ways in which the Greeks approached those problems 
and ideas which, recurrent in other eras and civilizations, are 
central to all humanistic investigations. Lectures, discussions 
and reports. 

LE 122 The Roman World 1 (unit) 
This course will follow the same pattern as LE 121, the Greek 
World, only with Rome as the focus of attention. Offered 
1973-74. 

CLL 101-102 Elementary Latin 1-1 (unit) 
Offered on request. 

CL L 201-202 Intermediate Latin 1-1 (unit) 
Review of grammar and introduction to Latin literature 
through study of selected texts, both prose and poetry. Offered 
on request. 

CLG 101-102 Elementary Greek 1-1 (unit) 
Offered 1973-74. 

CLG 201-202 Intermediate Greek 1-1 (unit) 
Review of grammar and study of Greek prose style through 
careful reading of representative Greek writers. 

CL 497, 498 Independent Study 1-3, 1-3 (credit) 
The student who wishes to take one or two semesters of 
Independent Study will present a typewritten detailed descrip- 
tion of the course requirements as agreed to by the professor 
giving the course and as approved by a representative of the 
Dean's office. 



The student must successfully carry through the project as 
outlined. It is only if these conditions are satisfied that In- 
dependent Study will carry academic credit. 

Only one Independent Study course should be carried in 
any one semester. 

Communications 

Communications is a newly created program in the 
Division of Language, Literature and Communications. 

The Communications program for freshmen responds 
to the belief that the student's pursuit of a liberal educa- 
tion must be accompanied by facility in writing, reading, 
logical thinking, discussion and critical dialogue. In 
addition the student should become aware of the re- 
sources of the library and of the expectations of the 
faculty in the writing of research term papers. The study 
of film, an increasingly important medium, is also intro- 
duced. 

Foreign students should take Com 103-104 in place of 
Com 101-102. 

The course Com 205 represents the beginnings of the 
development of Communications courses on a more 
advanced level. 

Com 101-102 Communication: The Uses of Language 

1-1 (unit) 
This course in expository and experimental writing em- 
phasizes the control of meaning through critical and creative 
thinking and through mastery of style. Students will be 
asked to read thoughtfully and to participate regularly in 
informal class discussions on a variety of texts representing a 
wide range of themes. The first semester course will include 
an introduction to library and research skills. During the 
second semester the readings will be supplemented by a 
series of films presented in cooperation with the art depart- 
ment. Classes limited to 20 students. 

Com 103-104 English for Foreign Students 1-1 (unit) 
A course especially designed for students whose native 
language is not English. Open to students in any year. Limited 
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Com 205 Communications Seminar and Workshop 

1 (unit) 
An exploration of the problems of expressing a concept or 
emotion and of intercepting and interpreting these concepts 
and emotions as they are expressed by others. An exploration 
of the historic, emotional, religious and cultural influences 
which bias this process. 

Comparative Literature 

The English, Modern Language and Classics faculty 
cooperate in offering a major in Comparative Literature. 
The major gives the student with training in languages 
the opportunity to study literature on a comparative 
basis. 

Comparative Literature seeks to intensify our appre- 
ciation of national literary phenomena by viewing them 
as part of a series of international literary movements. 
It is a rigorous discipline since it requires not only 
intensive language study, but also a mastery of the prin- 
ciples of literary criticism. On the other hand, it is a 
discipline that offers the student a wide range of possi- 
bilities for planning her individual college program. For 
example, a student may wish to concentrate her efforts 
on the study of the romantic period, in which case she 
will take courses in several departments related to 
romanticism: English, the language departments, His- 
tory, Philosophy, as well as Comparative Literature. 
Other possible areas of concentration include the Ren- 
aissance, Latin-English literary relationships and the 
modern period. 

In Comparative Literature courses, majors are asked 
to work in at least two languages (one of which may be 
English). The courses are, however, open to any inter- 
ested student, and non-majors may work entirely in 
translation. 

In a modern world that increasingly demands that we 
look beyond our national interests and attempt to under- 
stand our role from a wider perspective than in the past, 



Comparative Literature finds its place as a highly appro- 
priate undergraduate program in a liberal arts college. 
The major also serves as a basis for further study in 
graduate programs in English, languages, or Compara- 
tive Literature. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJORS 
The requirements for the major in Comparative Literature are: 

12 credits in a primary literature 
6 credits in a secondary literature 

12 credits in Comparative Literature 

Senior Project 

Eight courses, with a grade of C or better, must carry upper- 
division credit. 

Eng 225 and either Eng 213, 214 or 215 are highly recom- 
mended. 

Students must work closely with an adviser in planning 
their individual programs. 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

LE 123 Tradition and Growth 1 (unit) 

A study of some of the works that have shaped western litera- 
ture from classical to modern times. Whenever possible, the 
older texts will be discussed in conjunction with related 
contemporary texts dealing with similar themes. During the 
first semester, the principal texts studied will be the Homeric 
epics, Greek tragedy and comedy, Roman satire, and Virgil's 
Aeneid. 

LE 124 Tradition and Growth 1 (unit) 
A continuation of LE 123. The second semester's reading will 
include The Confessions of St. Augustine, Dante's Divine 
Comedy, Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, and Cervantes' Don 
Quixote. 

Comp L 205 Comparative Romance Literature 1 (unit) 
The aim of this course is to offer students of language and 
literature an opportunity to study various literary movements 
in Italy, France and Spain through representative writers. The 
course will concentrate on the variations and interpretations 
of the theme of love (courtly and neoplatonic traditions), 
death and fate which highlighted the literature of these coun- 
tries during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The course 
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Comp L 206 Comparative Romance Literature 1 (unit) 
A continuation of Comp L 205. 

Comp L 301 Romantic Movement in Europe 3 (credit) 
An inquiry into the origins and development of Romanticism in 
literature through study of major works by continental and 
British writers. Upper-division credit in French and German 
provided that a significant portion of the course is supervised 
by the respective language departments. 

Comp L 302 Romantic Movement in Europe 1 (unit) 
A continuation of Comp L 301. Offered 1973-74. 

Comp L 303 Contemporary European Novel 1 (unit) 
Themes and techniques in representative English and con- 
tinental novels from Flaubert to Gide. Upper-division credit in 
English. Upper-division credit in French and German provided 
that a significant portion of the course work is supervised by 
the respective language department. Offered 1974-75. 

Comp L 304 Contemporary European Novel 1 (unit) 
Themes and techniques in representative English and con- 
tinental novels from Kafka to Grass. Upper-division credit in 
English. Upper division credit in French and German provided 
that a significant portion of the course work is supervised by 
the respective language department. Offered 1974-75. 

Comp L 305 Comparative Romance Literature 4 (credit) 
Lectures and class work as for Comp L 205. Students wishing 
to receive upper-division credit in Spanish, French and Italian 
must, in addition, complete a significant portion of the course 
work under the supervision of the respective language depart- 
ment. 

Comp L 306 Comparative Romance Literature 4 (credit) 
A continuation of Comp L 305. 

English 

If a liberal education is primarily concerned with mean- 
ing, values and the definition and recognition of human 
dignity, then language and literature are central to such 
an education; and in the 1970's every serious student is 
aware of this. 

Through the study of literature we become aware of 
how human beings in all ages have imaginatively 



shaped, interpreted and affirmed their own experience. 
Through the study of languages and literatures not their 
own, students multiply their power of understanding and 
communicating with others. The student of English and 
American literature has a personal involvement, both 
intellectual and emotional, with her subject matter. If she 
decides to specialize, she will herself create and carry 
out, with faculty guidance and help, a sound and coher- 
ent program through which, while doing justice to the 
wide variety of available material, she satisfies her own 
aims and interests. Lectures and seminars may be 
supplemented by independent study. Course offerings 
vary in their approach. Some give intensive training in 
the techniques and themes of one genre; others stress 
the placing of works in their historical context; others 
focus on a major author or a single theme; still others 
explore the theoretical basis of literature and criticism. 

Such study encourages discrimination in thought and 
expression and serves as preparation for many careers, 
as well as, for personal development. 

Successful completion of the Communications re- 
quirement (see general requirements for the degree) is 
prerequisite for all courses except Eng 201-202 and LE 
105 and 106. All courses are open to non-English majors 
with the permission of the instructor. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJORS 
The requirements for the major in English are: 

Eng 201-202 

Eng 213, 214 or 215 

Eng 311 and 312 

Six upper-division courses, two of which must be in the 
period preceding 1800. 

Senior Project 

A total of eight upper-division courses must be completed 
with a grade of C or better. 

Eng 255 is highly recommended for majors. 

All majors must have their course of study approved by their 
adviser prior to registration. 



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REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS 
The requirements for the minor in English are: 

either Eng 201-202 and three upper-division courses 
or four upper-division courses. 

LE 125 The Image of Woman in Literature 1 (unit) 
Analysis of the ways women have been portrayed in literature 
of different periods and styles, with emphasis on the nine- 
teenth and twentieth centuries. A number of speculative 
questions will be explored. What recurrent images of women 
can be found in such a study? How truly do these images 
represent the reality of "women's nature"? How do they 
reflect the myths, fantasies and ideals of the writer and his 
age? How does literature help to define woman's idea of 
herself? 

LE 126 The Literary Experience 1 (unit) 
Exploration of possible answers to the question "What is 
literature?" While principal and contrasting theories will be 
presented through the cooperative effort of the professors, 
class discussions will permit testing the validity of past and 
present propositions and allow for student reactions. Although 
the structure of the course will be theoretic, selected writings 
will be analyzed for their literary function, thematics and 
genre. 

Eng 201-202 History of English Literature 1-1 (unit) 
A survey of English literature designed to give the student a 
background for more specialized courses. Both semesters are 
required of English majors. This requirement may be waived 
by passing a qualifying examination. 

Eng 213 Introduction to Drama 1 (unit) 
Several modern plays compared with plays of earlier periods 
in order to explore the historical and theatrical relations 
between them. Offered 1973-74. 

Eng 214 Introduction to the Novel 1 (unit) 
Practice in critical analysis of fiction and in critical writing 
through the intensive study of a single English or American 
novel. 

Eng 215 Introduction to Poetry 1 (unit) 
A course designed to acquaint the students with the themes 
and techniques of poetry and to give the student practice in 
the critical analysis of poetry. 



Eng 225 Introduction to Literary Theory 1 (unit) 
Reading and discussion of modern theories of the nature and 
function of literature. Highly recommended for English majors. 

Eng 241 Creative Writing 1 (unit) 
Workshop in fiction, poetry and drama. Writing sample must 
be submitted. Enrollment limited to 12. 



Eng 242 Creative Writing 

Continuation of Eng 241. 



1 (unit) 



Eng 285 Post-World War II British Novel Vi (unit) 
Reading and discussion of eight novels. Offered 1973-74. 

Eng 286 Post World War II American Novel Vt (unit) 
Reading and discussion of eight novels. 

Eng 301 Old English Language and Literature 3 (credit) 
Introduction to Old English grammar; reading, analysis and 
discussion of Old English poetry and prose in the original and 
in translation. 

Eng 302 History of the English Language 1 (unit) 
A chronological survey of the development of the English 
language from the Old English period to the present. Repre- 
sentative samples from each period will be analyzed in detail, 
with emphasis on phonology, vocabulary, grammar and idiom. 
Readings will include contemporary essays on current ap- 
proaches to language and linguistics. Offered 1973-74. 

Eng 305 Chaucer 1 (unit) 
Readings in Canterbury Tales with collateral readings in 
contemporary related authors. Offered 1973-74. 

Eng 306 Fourteenth Century Literature 3 (credit) 
Chaucer, exclusive of Canterbury Tales, English mystical 
writers, cycle plays. The course will attempt to relate literary 
movements of the fourteenth century with more contemporary 
movements in English literature. 

Eng 307 Sixteenth Century Literature 3 (credit) 
Study of the poetry and prose of the early Renaissance in 
England. Continental backgrounds. 

Eng 308 Spenser 3 (credit) 
Reading and analysis of the minor poems and the Faerie 
Queene. 

Eng 311 Shakespeare 3 (credit) 



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Reading of the collected plays, with class discussion of history 
and criticism. Required of English majors. 

Eng 312 Shakespeare 3 (credit) 
A continuation of Eng 311. Required of English majors. 

Eng 313 Seventeenth Century Literature 1 (unit) 
Study of poetry and prose of the late Renaissance in England. 
Offered 1973-74. 

Eng 314 Milton 1 (unit) 
Reading, analysis and discussion of Milton's poetry and prose. 
Offered 1973-74. 

Eng 315 Eighteenth Century Novel 3 (credit) 
A study in the development of the novel as an art form. 
Authors to be read include DeFoe, Richardson, Fielding, 
Smollett, Sterne, Goldsmith and Fanny Burney. 

Eng 317 Restoration and Early Eighteenth Century 
Literature 1 (unit) 
A study of prose, drama and poetry centering around 1660; 
the focus will be on the new city culture emerging and its 
influence on the development of Neo-classicism. Authors 
include: Butler, Bunyan, DeFoe, Pepys, Dryden, Pope and 
Swift. Offered 1973-74. 

Eng 320 The Novel in the Nineteenth Century 1 (unit) 
Fiction from Jane Austen to Thomas Hardy. Several novels 
will be studied both as artistic creations and as cultural and 
social documents. Offered 1973-74. 

Eng 321 Romantic Poets 3 (credit) 
Extensive reading of the major poets (Blake, Wordsworth, 
Coleridge, Keats, Shelley, Byron) with class discussion of the 
spirit and literary theory of the school. 

Eng 324 Literature and History of Victorian 
England 3 (credit) 
How the prose literature of Victorian England reflects major 
social and political issues that still affect contemporary 
English society. If this course is taken for history credit, the 
number is His 354. 

Eng 341 The Modern American Novel 3 (credit) 
The American Novel from 1910 to the present. 

Eng 342 The Modern British Novel 3 (credit) 



Critical reading and discussion of major and minor authors 
placed in the context of twentieth-century British society. 

Eng 343 Modern Drama 3 (credit) 
English and Continental drama from the end of the nineteenth 
century through the present. Extensive reading and discussion. 

Eng 344 Modern American Drama 3 (credit) 
American drama from the end of the nineteenth century 
through the present. Extensive reading and discussion. 

Eng 345 Modern English Poetry 1 (unit) 
Close reading of twentieth-century poets with some research 
on minor figures. Offered 1973-74. 

Eng 346 Modern American Poetry 1 (unit) 
Close reading of twentieth-century poets with some research 
on minor figures. Offered 1973-74. 

Eng 347 Anglo-Irish 1 (unit) 
Discussion of drama, poetry and fiction of the Irish literary 
Renaissance of the first half of the nineteenth century. Offered 
1973-74. 

Eng 349 Satire 1 (unit) 
Selected satiric works representing various genres and 
periods from classical to modern times. Discussion of the 
theory, themes and techniques of satire. Analysis of the 
problems involved in defining satire from social, philosophical 
and formalist points of view. Offered 1973-74. 

Eng 351 Survey of American Literature 3 (credit) 
Study of American literature from the seventeenth to the 
nineteenth century with emphasis on developing awareness 
of the Millennium. 

Eng 352 Survey of American Literature 3 (credit) 
Disillusionment in the Millennium and the American Dream 
become Nightmare (Walt Whitman-LeRoi Jones). 

Eng 360 The Colonial Writers 3 (credit) 
Study of the earliest writings of America. Representative 
selections will be taken from Pilgrim journals, Puritan prose, 
early poetry, essays and sermons. 

Eng 361 The American Short Story 1 (unit) 
A study of the American short story from Washington Irving to 
the present. Offered 1973-74. 



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Eng 362 Realism and Naturalism in American 
Literature 3 (credit) 
Study of the development of the realist and naturalist move- 
ments from 1865-1910. Selections from Twain, Howells, 
Dreiser, Lewis, etc. 

Eng 364 The Twenties 1 (unit) 
A study of a decade in fiction, essays, and poetry. The course 
will deal with such movements as the Harlem Renaissance, 
the expatriates and the regionalists. Offered 1973-74. 

Eng 365 The Thirties 1 (unit) 
A study of the depression through novels, journals and essays. 
Offered 1973-74. 

Eng 366 Contemporary Literature in America 1 (unit) 
Discussion of drama, novels and poetry considered in the light 
of the cultural and aesthetic values of contemporary America. 
Offered 1973-74. 

Eng 380 Criticism 3 (credit) 
A seminar on twentieth-century literary critics, mostly Ameri- 
can. Eng 225 is a desirable prerequisite. 

Eng 401, 402 English Literature Seminar 2, 2 (credit) 
Every year the department offers one or more seminars for 
advanced students. Possible topics: Jane Austen, Henry 
James, Conrad and Lawrence, Jacobean Drama, Metaphysical 
Poetry. 1972-73 Spring only. 

In 1972 the topic for Eng 402 is Jane Austen. 

Eng 403, 404 American Literature Seminar 2, 2 (credit) 
Every year the department offers one or more seminars for 
advanced students. Possible topics: Melville, Hawthorne and 
Poe; Emerson, Thoreau and Whitman; Hemingway and Fitz- 
gerald. 1972-73, Fall only. 

In 1972 the topic for Eng 403 is Melville, Hawthorne and 
Poe. 

Eng 497, 498 Independent Study in English 

1-3, 1-3 (credit) 
The student who wishes to take one or two semesters of 
Independent Study will present a typewritten detailed descrip- 
tion of the course requirements as agreed to by the professor 
giving the course and as approved by a representative of the 
Dean's Office. 
The student must successfully carry through the project as 



outlined. It is only if these conditions are satisfied that In- 
dependent Study will carry academic credit. 

Only one Independent Study course should be carried in 
any one semester. 

Courses from other departments which carry upper-division 
credit for majors in English include: 

Comp L 301, 302 Romantic Movement in Europe 

Comp L 303, 304 Contemporary European Novel 

Modern Languages 

In Newton's Modern Language Department, students 
from every major, as well as students concentrating in 
languages, may acquire an indispensible tool for under- 
standing the variety and richness of the cultures of 
other nations. Through developing a sympathy for 
nations not their own students are able to see their own 
country in a new perspective and to appreciate the 
international dimensions of contemporary problems. 

Students may learn effective communication and 
cultural understanding through the study of the lan- 
guages of France, Germany, Italy, Russia and Spain. 
Every opportunity is offered the student to speak the 
language or languages of her choice with a fluency as 
nearly as possible like that of a native speaker, and to 
write with grammatical correctness. Courses in cultural 
history and literature place at the student's disposal the 
teacher's own familiarity with the customs, traditions, 
ideals and hopes of the people whose language she is 
learning. 

Besides the regular programs on campus, the depart- 
ment has organized Summer Institutes to be spent at 
specified centers abroad under the supervision of the 
department. Both majors and non-majors can also 
arrange to spend a semester of study abroad in pro- 
grams set up by the department. The college is at 
present expanding its interest in this important aspect 
of language training. 



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Many different career opportunities are open to those 
who specialize in languages, and the department offers 
courses which prepare students for these professional 
careers. Through cooperation between the Modern 
Language Department and the Education Program stu- 
dents may begin to qualify themselves for bilingual 
teaching. Modern Languages are important tools for the 
study of many other fields — Political Science, Compara- 
tive Literature, English, Urban Studies. 

Students interested in Modern Languages may major 
or minor in French, German or Spanish, or they may 
combine the study of two languages of the following 
languages: French, German, Spanish, Russian and 
Italian. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJORS 

The requirements for the major in French, German or Spanish 

are: 

2 units in Elementary courses or qualifying proficiency test 
2 units in Intermediate courses or qualifying proficiency test 
8 upper-division courses with a grade of C or better 
Senior Project 

REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS 
The requirements for the minor in French, German or Spanish 
are: 

4 upper-division courses completed with a grade of C or 
better. 

COMBINED MODERN LANGUAGE MAJOR 
The requirements for the Combined Modern Language major 
are: 

A. Major Language 

2 units in Elementary courses or qualifying proficiency 

test 

2 units in Intermediate courses or qualifying proficiency 

test 

6 upper-division courses with a grade of C or better 

Senior Project 

B. Minor Language 

2 units in Elementary courses or qualifying proficiency 
test 



2 units in Intermediate courses or qualifying proficiency 

test 

6 upper-division courses with a grade of C or better 
Students are advised to visit with the professors of the Depart- 
ment of Modern Languages for more information on qualifying 
tests, courses offered abroad, senior project and independent 
studies. 

ML 301-302 Introduction to Linguistics 1-1 (unit) 
This course can be taken by all Modern Language majors and 
will provide for special assignment in the individual target 
language. It will cover the following: phonetics and phonology 
of language; principles of structural linguistics; a survey of 
modern grammar; semantics; etymology; essentials of histori- 
cal linguistics; the principal theories on the psychology and 
philosophy of language. Offered 1973-74. 

ML 306 Teaching English as a Second Language and 
Bilingual Classes 1 (unit) 
Problems, methods and techniques related exclusively to the 
teaching of English as a Second Language will be the areas 
of study and discussion. Special emphasis will be given to: 
social and cultural implications; the immigrant and the psy- 
chology of learning; understanding anomie, orientation to 
group, phonetics, grammatical structure, language laboratory 
technique, textbooks and educational aids. Offered 1973-74. 

ML 497, 498 Independent Study 1-3, 1-3 (credit) 
The student who wishes to take one or two semesters in 
Independent Study will present a typewritten detailed descrip- 
tion of the course requirements as agreed to by the professor 
giving the course and as approved by a representative of the 
Dean's Office. The student must successfully carry through 
the project as outlined. It is only if these conditions are 
satisfied that Independent Study will carry academic credit. 
Independent Study is offered in any language. 

ML 499 Senior Project 0-3 (credit) 

Courses offered in Comparative Literature which carry 
upper-division credit for majors in languages, provided the 
reading and papers are done in the target language under 
the supervision of the prospective language professor. 

Comp L 301, 302 Romantic Movement in Europe 
3, 3 (credit) 

Comp L 303, 304 Contemporary European Novel 

3, 3 (credit) 



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Comp L 305, 306 Comparative Romance Literature 

3, 3 (credit) 

FRENCH 

Fr 101-102 French I 1-1 (unit) 
For the beginner and the student with some previous knowl- 
edge of French. Three class sessions devoted to the acquisi- 
tion of reading and writing skills and two laboratory sessions 
devoted to audio-oral practice. 

Fr 201-202 French II 1-1 (unit) 
Intensive course stressing oral expression and designed for 
the student aiming to acquire mastery of authentic French 
conversational patterns. Daily contact hours (classroom and 
supervised laboratory). 

Recommended to students planning to participate in our 
study abroad program. 

Fr 203-204 French III 1-1 (unit) 
Systematic and thorough review of French grammar through 
multiple and varied forms of literary composition as well as 
oral exercises. Creative writing in expository, narrative and 
descriptive forms will be required from the students. Three 
class sessions plus language laboratory. 

Fr 301-302 Advanced French Composition and 
Stylistics 3-3 (credit) 
Course designed to give the advanced student a finer feeling 
for French style, a sense of shades of meaning and mastery 
of certain difficulties through oral "Explication de Textes", 
exercises in composition and translation. The technique of 
"Analyse litteraire" and "Dissertation litteraire". 

Fr 304 French Phonetics and Diction 3 (credit) 
Analysis of all French sounds and study of intonation, rhythm, 
accent and movement for the expressive reading of prose and 
poetry as well as "native-like" pronounciation. Practical and 
systematical exercises in the language laboratory. 

Fr 305-306 Cultural History of France 3-3 (credit) 
A study of French historical and cultural background: its 
geographical aspects and growth of its arts, sciences and 
institutions. 

Prerequisite: Fr 203-204. 

Fr 401 French Literature I 4 (credit) 
Historical and critical study of the literary trends of the novel, 



drama and poetry of outstanding authors of the twentieth 
century. Both intensive and extensive reading. 

Fr 402 French Literature II 4 (credit) 
Study of the various movements and the major works of the 
important poets, novelists and dramatists of the nineteenth 
century: Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism and Symbolism. 
Extensive outside reading. 

Fr 403 French Literature III 1 (unit) 
Study of the best known authors of the seventeenth and 
eighteenth centuries, with analysis of their most representa- 
tive works. Required outside reading of novels, plays and 
poetry. Offered 1973-74. 

Fr 404 French Literature IV 1 (unit) 
Historical and critical study of the main authors and the 
various literary genres of the French literature of the Middle 
Ages and the Renaissance. Class discussions and extensive 
outside reading. Offered 1973-74. 



Fr 415-416 French Seminar 

Subjects to be announced. 



3-3 (credit) 



Fr 497, 498 Independent Study 1-3, 1-3 (credit) 
The student who wishes to take one or two semesters of 
Independent Study will present a typewritten detailed descrip- 
tion of the course requirements as agreed to by the professor 
giving the course and as approved by a representative of the 
Dean's office. 

The student must successfully carry through the project as 
outlined. It is only if these conditions are satisfied that In- 
dependent Study will carry academic credit. 

Only one Independent Study course should be carried in 
any one semester. 

Fr 499 Senior Project 0, 3 (credit) 

Courses offered in Comparative Literature which carry 
upper-division credit for majors in French: 

Comp L 301, 302 Romantic Movement in Europe 

3, 3 (credit) 

Comp L 303, 304 Contemporary European Novel 

3, 3 (credit) 

Comp L 305, 306 Comparative Romance Literature 

3, 3 (credit) 



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GERMAN 

Ger 101-102 Elementary German 1-1 (unit) 
Three class sessions will be devoted to essentials of grammar 
and the acquisition of reading and writing skills. In addition, 
two laboratory sessions of aural-oral practice. 

Ger 201-202 Intermediate German 1-1 (unit) 
This course aims at the further development of the four skills 
of language: understanding, speaking, reading and writing. 
Three class sessions will be devoted to reading and discuss- 
ing works of literary merit and cultural interest and to a 
complete grammar review. In addition, two laboratory sessions 
of aural-oral practice. (Optional.) Course conducted primarily 
in German. 

Ger 301-302 German Conversation and Composition 

3-3 (credit) 
This course is intended for the third-year German student. Its 
aim is the acquisition of a facility in both oral and written 
expression. Special emphasis is given to idioms and style. 
Oral and written reports on selected topics will be required. 

Ger 303-304 Survey of German Literature 3-3 (credit) 
Lectures in German; reading and discussion of typical works 
of each period. Fall semester: German literature from the 
medieval period to Goethe. Spring semester: German litera- 
ture from Romanticism to the present day. 

Ger 305-306 German Civilization 1-1 (unit) 
An intensive study through German texts of the cultural and 
historical background of the German speaking people. Fall 
semester: From the beginning to the Baroque Period. Spring 
semester: From the Age of Enlightenment to the present. 
Conducted in German. Offered 1973-74. 

Ger 401-402 German Literature in the Eighteenth Century 

1-1 (unit) 
Lectures in German on the nature and background of the 
eighteenth century. Reading and discussion of representative 
works with emphasis on Lessing, Goethe and Schiller. 
Offered 1973-74. 

Ger 403-404 Contemporary German Literature 

1-1 (unit) 
Literary trends in Germany and Austria from 1885 to the 
present. Extensive reading. Conducted in German. Offered 
1973-74. 



Ger 412 German Seminar 3 (credit) 
Subject to be announced. Can be elected as Senior Project. 

Ger 497, 498 Independent Study 1-3, 1-3 (credit) 
The student who wishes to take one or two semesters of 
Independent Study will present a typewritten detailed descrip- 
tion of the course requirements as agreed to by the professor 
giving the course and as approved by a representative of the 
Dean's office. 

The student must successfully carry through the project as 
outlined. It is only if these conditions are satisfied that In- 
dependent Study will carry academic credit. 

Only one Independent Study course should be carried in 
any one semester. 

Ger 499 Senior Project 0-3 (credit) 
Courses offered in Comparative Literature which carry 
upper-division credit for majors in German: 

Comp L 301, 302 Romantic Movement in Europe 

3, 3 (credit) 

Comp L 303, 304 Contemporary European Novel 

3, 3 (credit) 

ITALIAN 

It 101-102 Elementary Italian 1-1 (unit) 
Introduction to Italian language through basic conversation 
patterns and essentials of grammar. Weekly language labora- 
tory session and special classroom exercises aimed at the 
acquisition of a reading knowledge. 

It 201-202 Intermediate Italian 1-1 (unit) 
Continuation of Elementary Italian, with stress on oral ex- 
pression and composition. Basic grammatical structures will 
be analyzed during the reading of Italian prose especially 
chosen for its cultural and literary values. Conducted ex- 
clusively in Italian. 

It 301-302 Advanced Italian 1-1 (unit) 
While the emphasis of the course will be on the development 
of language skills through intensive conversations and com- 
positions, the student will be introduced to various aspects of 
Italian culture and history. Conducted in Italian. Offered 
1973-74. 

It 303-304 Italian Literature I 1-1 (unit) 
Following a series of lectures on literary precepts and 



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theories, the Italian literary language and some principles of 
aesthetics, the first semester the course will follow the 
developments of lyric poetry and related literary movements. 
Emphasis will be placed on the works of Dante, Petrarch, 
Lorenzo de Medici, Poliziano and Pulci. The development of 
Italian prose and its various manifestations will be studied 
during the second semester. Emphasis will be placed on 
Boccaccio, Machiavelli and selected writers of the Renais- 
sance. Conducted in Italian. Offered 1973-74. 

RUSSIAN 

Rus 101-102 Elementary Russian 1-1 (unit) 
Simplified Russian grammar supplemented by reading from 
graded readers. Intensive study of vocabulary and phonetics. 
Practice in speaking the language. Three class sessions will 
be devoted to reading and writing skills, as well as elementary 
conversation and one hour of language laboratory work is 
required. 

Rus 201-202 Intermediate Russian 1-1 (unit) 
Advanced grammar. Reading of selected prose. Conversation. 

Rus 301-302 Survey of Russian Literature 1-1 (unit) 
Biographies of the great Russian writers of the nineteenth and 
twentieth centuries and the reading of their major works in 
Russian. Offered 1973-74. 

Rus 303-304 Russian Civilization 3-3 (credit) 
The purpose of this course is to introduce the language stu- 
dent to Russian civilization: history, art, music, as well as the 
economy and the geography of the Soviet Union. Conducted in 
Russian. 

SPANISH 

Sp 101-102 Elementary Spanish 1-1 (unit) 
For beginners or others not yet qualified to enter the Inter- 
mediate course. Grounding in all four language skills: speak- 
ing, understanding, reading and writing as a preparation for 
subsequent courses conducted in the language. Three hours 
of class, one hour of laboratory. 

Sp 201-202 Intermediate Spanish 1-1 (unit) 
Review of the elements and further development of communi- 
cation skills aimed at basic literacy. Meets three times a 
week. Students are encouraged to do individual work in the 
laboratory. 



Prerequisite: Sp 101-102 or equivalent skills in the language 
to be determined by a placement test. 

Sp 301-302 Advanced Oral and Written Spanish 

3-3 (credit) 
The purpose of this course is to strengthen the student's 
mastery of Spanish syntax and difficult grammatical problems 
so that she may express herself correctly and accurately in 
expository writing. 

During the second semester students will be introduced to 
techniques of close literary analysis. Readings from Spanish 
American authors with a view to develop insight into their 
respective cultures. 

Prerequisite: Sp 202 or equivalent skills in the language to 
be determined by a placement test. Required of all Spanish 
majors. 

Sp 303 Spanish Cultural History 3 (credit) 
The course is not a survey of Spanish Literature, nor a course 
in civilization; rather, the study of specific literary, artistic, 
philosophical and historical documents which reflect and 
interpret the development of Spanish culture and its mystique. 
Owing to the very nature of the course and its interdisciplinary 
aspects, the study of Spanish Cultural History will be ap- 
proached through problem-solving-module techniques, lec- 
tures, guest speakers and classroom discussions. Conducted 
in Spanish. 

Sp 304 Spanish Theatre of the Twentieth Century: 
1898-1936 3 (credit) 
Intensive study of the works of Unamuno, Azorin, Lorca, Grau, 
Hermanos Machado, etc. with special emphasis on the ele- 
ments of existentialism, social protest and dramatic ex- 
perimentation. 

Sp 306 Contemporary Spanish Theatre 3 (credit) 
A study of the most important works of Casona, Buero Vallejo, 
Sastre, Paso and others, as a reflection of some of the social 
problems of contemporary Spain. 

Sp 401 Spanish Literature I 4 (credit) 
This course will deal with the development of the novel in 
Spanish America, concentration on the major themes of man 
against nature, man against society, etc. In the last four weeks, 
special emphasis will be made on the writers of the "boom" 
generation. Conducted in Spanish. 



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Sp 402 Spanish Literature I 4 (credit) 
Contemporary twentieth century Spanish fiction will be 
studied. The literary trends and the works of significant 
writers of post-Civil War Spain will be discussed. Conducted 
in Spanish. 

Sp 403 Spanish Literature II 1 (unit) 
The ideological and literary contributions of the authors of the 
generation of 1898. Unamuno, Azorin, Baroja, Valle-lnclan and 
others will be treated extensively. Conducted in Spanish. 
Offered 1973-74. 

Sp 404 Spanish Literature II 1 (unit) 
The student will study in depth the novels of Perez Galdos, 
one of Spain's greatest novelists. Study of characterization, 
diction and techniques in Episodios Nacionales, Novela 
Espanola Contemporaries. Some of his plays will also be 
studied. Conducted in Spanish. Offered 1973-74. 

Sp 405 Spanish Literature III 1 (unit) 
A study of the development of prose in Spain during the 
Golden Centuries. Among other representative works, El 
Lazarillo de Tormes and Don Quijote de la Mancha will be 
studied and considered in the light of recent interpretations. 
Conducted in Spanish. Offered 1973-74. 

Sp 406 Spanish Literature III 1 (unit) 
The course will focus on the evolution of the Spanish Theatre 
from the Golden Age through an examination of the works of 
major playwrights. Conducted in Spanish. Offered 1973-74. 

Sp 407 Spanish Literature IV 1 (unit) 
The aim of the course during the first semester will be the 
presentation of Spanish lyric poetry of the XV, XVI, and XVII 
centuries as a continuous evolution of form and content. 
Representative works of Garcilaso, Herrera, Fray Luis de Leon 
and San Juan de la Cruz will be studied. Conducted in 
Spanish. Offered 1973-74. 

Sp 408 Spanish Literature IV 1 (unit) 
The most significant trends in Spanish poetry and prose 
from the twelfth through the fifteenth centuries will be studied. 
Conducted in Spanish. Offered 1973-74. 

Sp410 Spanish Seminar 3 (credit) 
In order to provide the student with a synthesizing experience 
the Spanish Seminar will study general trends in Spanish 



literature and formulate conclusions. The professors of the 
department will collaborate in lecturing on various topics. 

Sp 497, 498 Independent Study 1-3, 1-3 (credit) 
The student who wishes to take one or two semesters in in- 
dependent study will present a typewritten detailed descrip- 
tion of the course requirements as agreed to by the professor 
giving the course and as approved by a representative of the 
Dean's office. The student must successfully carry through 
the project as outlined. It is only if these conditions are 
satisfied that Independent Study will carry academic credit. 
Independent Study is offered in any language. 

Sp 499 Senior Project 0-3 (credit) 

Courses offered in Comparative Literature which carry 
upper-division credit for majors in Spanish: 



Comp L 305, 306 



Comparative Romance Literature 

4, 4 (credit) 



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Division of 
Science and Mathematics 



Science 



Everyone in the last quarter of the twentieth century 
must be something of a scientist. For neither specialist 
nor amateur is science at Newton allowed to become 
an isolated experience. Both must be aware of the 
responsibilities and challenges of science in the world 
of today and of the future. 

Newton prepares specialists in biology. A core pro- 
gram of courses in the biological sciences provides the 
basic training necessary for the pursuit of careers in 
research, medicine, legal medicine, health related areas 
in general, and teaching. These are areas that our 
graduates are actively involved in today. Electives in 
biochemistry, physiology, cellular biology, endocrinol- 
ogy, genetics, ecology and experimental biology round 
out the core offerings. 



The chemistry program provides courses in the funda- 
mentals of chemistry as preparation for all science 
majors and pre-medical students. In addition, it offers 
those courses which will enable the chemistry major to 
enter graduate school, or a career in chemistry: indus- 
trial or forensic laboratory, basic or applied research 
laboratory, as well as teaching for those who complete 
the prescribed certification program. Students inter- 
ested in patent law or medicine will find a chemistry 
major one of the best possible preparations in achieving 
their goals. 

Classes are small, innovative and well supervised. 
Research is encouraged early in a student's training at 
Newton. A pre-medical advisory committee provides 
counsel to students on fulfilling requirements for med- 
ical schools. 

Interdisciplinary science courses have been, and are 
being, developed to provide all students with a broad, 
intellectual context for their more specialized study. 
These courses will be taken in the student's first and 
second year, but are open to upper division students. 
Courses for the non-major stress the problems that 
science and technology can both create and help solve 
for society. As active citizens in their own communities, 
as professional women, as wives and mothers, all stu- 
dents will soon have to face and vote on such issues as 
population control, child rearing, drug abuse and use, 
pollution, violent behavior, and poverty. Rhetoric and 
emotion are no substitute for scientific knowledge in 
these matters. Newton is very much concerned with 
making every one of its students scientifically literate. 

LABORATORY FEES 

Fees are charged for laboratory courses as specified in the 
course schedule. Laboratory fees apply to all persons 
enrolled in the designated courses. 

Liberal Education courses offered in the division are: 

LE 101, 102 Scientific Basis of Social Issues 1, 1 (unit) 



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LE 103, 104 Scientific Concepts for the Responsible Citizen 

Vz , Vz (unit) 

LE 105 Science and Public Policy Vz (unit) 

LE 106 Science and the Law Vz (unit) 

LE 107 Science and the Consumer Vz (unit) 

LE 108 The Marine World 1 (unit) 

LE 112 A Study of Reproduction 1 (unit) 

LE 113 Foundations of Physics and Chemistry I 

1 (unit) 

LE 114 Foundations of Physics and Chemistry II 

1 (unit) 

COURSE DESCRIPTION 

LE 101, 102 Scientific Basis of Social Issues 1, 1 (unit) 
Development of a core of basic biological concepts and a 
study of their application to current social problems. Lecture, 
discussion, laboratory and field work in local communities. 
Course taught on a Pass/Fail basis. Offered 1973-74. 

LE 103, 104 Scientific Concepts for the Responsible 
Citizen Vz , Vz (unit) 
A course for students desirous of studying how the ideas of 
science affect their daily lives and relate to the future of man. 
Particular emphasis will be placed on a study of human 
reproduction, human development, heredity and ecology. Two 
one-hour lectures, demonstrations and discussion. 

LE 105 Science and Public Policy Vz (unit) 
The role of scientists as advisers to the government. The role 
of the government in support of science. Lectures, dis- 
cussions. Offered 1973-74. 

LE 106 Science and the Law Vz (unit) 
The protection of scientific discoveries, their patenting. How 
patents are issued, their exploitation. The role of science in 
law enforcement. Offered 1973-74. 

LE107 Science and the Consumer 1 (unit) 
A study of the basic concepts of food, nutrition and synthetic 
fibers as they relate to the consumer today. 



LE 108 The Marine World 1 (unit) 
The Marine World will be concerned with how the sea 
affects the generality of mankind and the experience of 
individuals in association with the sea. Offered 1973-74. 

LE 112 A Study of Reproduction 1 (unit) 
An interdisciplinary program concerned with the biological, 
sociological and psychological aspects of reproduction. The 
overall objective is to develop a thorough understanding of 
the reproductive biology of man through a review of some 
of the discoveries in technology and how such knowledge 
might affect the future of man. 

There will be lectures, discussions, student seminars and 
laboratories. An independent research project may be pur- 
sued in lieu of laboratories. 

LE 113 Foundations of Physics and Chemistry I 1 (unit) 
This course is an experimental investigation of the properties 
of matter, methods of separating substances and laws of 
compound formation leading to the development of an atomic 
model. Experimental data acquired by the students are 
interpreted in class discussion. Throughout the course critical 
thinking and an understanding of the limitations of science 
are emphasized. This course is offered to freshmen students 
as a basis for further study in science and as a foundation for 
scientific literacy for students whose principal interest is in 
other areas. 

LE 114 Foundations of Physics and Chemistry II 1 (unit) 
A continuation of LE 113 to include electric charge and its 
relation to an extension of the atomic model; and energy in 
its various forms, culminating in the law of conservation of 
energy. Prerequisite: LE 113. 

SCIENCE SERVICE COURSES 

Phy 201, 202 Basic Concepts in Physics 1 (unit) 
Selected topics in classical and quantum physics. The selected 
topics in classical physics include force, energy, motion, wave 
motion, heat, electricity, magnetism and light. The selected 
topics in quantum physics include quanta, the atom and the 
nucleus. Three lectures and one two-hour laboratory period 
per week. This course may be counted toward fulfilling the 
science requirement in biology and chemistry. 

Sci 201, 202 Applied Calculus and Statistics in Science 

Vz , Vz (unit) 
The course starts with some elementary ideas and skills in 



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mathematics applied to data collected from scientific research. 
The ideas and skills will serve as a basis for the study of 
calculus as a tool for the present day scientist. 

BIOLOGY 

REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJORS 
The required Biology core program consists of Bio 201-202, 
Bio 203-204, Bio 301-302, Bio 303, Bio 305, Bio 404, Bio 409- 
410. At least one elective course must be taken from any of 
the biology offerings. Required related courses for majors: 
Chem 201-202, Chem 305-306 and Physics 101-102. It is 
strongly recommended that those students planning to go to 
medical or graduate school in science take a year of calculus 
(Sci 201-202). Majors are required to complete a minimum of 
24 upper-division credits with a grade of C or better beyond 
the Bio 201-202 level. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS 

Bio 201, 202 Cell to Organism 

Bio 301, 302 Comparative Vertebrate Morphogenesis 

Bio 303 General Genetics 



Bio 404 



Biochemistry and Cellular Physiology 



TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR BIOLOGY MAJORS 
First Semester Second Semester 



Freshman Year 


Bio 201 


Bio 202 




Bio 203 


Bio 204 




Chem 101 


Chem 102 




Sci 201 


Sci 202 


Sophomore Year 


Bio 301 


Bio 302 




Chem 205 


Chem 206 




Phys 101 


Phys 102 


Junior Year 


Bio 303 


Bio 404 




Bio 305 


Bio (elective) 


Senior Year 


Bio 409 


Bio 410 



Majors are to consult with the Director of Science for assign- 
ment to a permanent major adviser. 

PRE-MEDICAL STUDIES 
A pre-medical student should make out her program in her 



Freshman year with the advice of the Director of Science, and 
in accordance with the entrance requirements of the medical 
school to which she intends to apply. 

COURSE DESCRIPTION 

Bio 201-202 Cell to Organism 1-1 (unit) 
Study of the patterns of organization through which molecules, 
organelles, cells and tissues give organisms their basic 
properties. Fall semester: cell biology integrated with the 
elements of biochemistry and cell physiology. Spring sem- 
ester: principles of developmental biology, whereby the 
information from genetic material is translated into form and 
function during the individual life spans of plants and animals. 
Lectures and discussion. 

Bio 203-204 Basic Laboratory Investigations — 
Cell to Organism Vz-Vz (unit) 

Bio 301-302 Comparative Vertebrate Morphogenesis 

4-4 (credit) 
A comparative morphological and embryological study of the 
vertebrates. Evolutionary changes in vertebrate structure from 
the protochordates through representative members of all the 
vertebrate classes will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on 
understanding the underlying principles behind these morpho- 
genetic events. Two lectures and two 3-hour laboratories. 

Bio 303 General Genetics 3 (credit) 
The principles of genetics and their relation to fundamental 
biological problems. Discussion of the molecular basis of 
heredity, the nature, transmission and action of higher plants, 
animals and microorganisms. Two lectures and one 2-hour 
laboratory. 

Bio 304 Topics in Advanced Genetics 3 (credit) 
This course is designed for advanced students who have 
taken Bio 303 and who wish to deepen their knowledge in 
some of the problems of genetic research today. Each 
student will pursue an independent study of a topic of her 
choice. She will then submit a complete bibliography of the 
subject and present a paper for discussion by the whole class. 

Bio 305 Histology 4 (credit) 
The microscopic anatomy of tissues as related to function. 
This will include classical methods of study as well as 
modern research techniques. Three lectures and one 2-hour 
laboratory. 



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Bio 306 Advanced Histological Technique 4 (credit) 
A laboratory-oriented course. Includes techniques used in 
investigation of problems in cell biology, photomicrography, 
tissue culture, phase contrast microscopy, cyrobiology, histo- 
chemical enzyme studies, exfoliative cytology and autoradi- 
ography. 

Bio 307 Experimental Biology 4 (credit) 
A laboratory oriented course concerned with selected basic 
methods, techniques and instruments used in experimental 
biology. 

Bio 404 Biochemistry and Cellular Physiology 4 (credit) 
A biochemical and biophysical approach to the cell as the 
biological common denominator. Includes cell physiology of 
both plants and animals. 

Bio 406 Vertebrate Physiology 1 (unit) 
A systematic approach to functions of organs and organ 
systems in the vertebrates with special emphasis on regulatory 
mechanism and reproductive physiology. Offered 1973-74. 

Bio 408 Endocrinology 3 (credit) 
A review of the general and comparative aspects of en- 
docrinology. 

Bio 409-410 Senior Research 3-3 (credit) 
All students will present a senior paper on their research 
supervised by the staff. Seniors should consult with a faculty 
member concerning their thesis and submit an outline of the 
thesis to the department for approval by the third Thursday 
in October. The outline should state the objective and how 
that objective will be accomplished. The outline should be 
signed by the faculty adviser. The department will review the 
outline and recommend appropriate action. 

Bio 411-412 Principles of Ecology 4-4 (credit) 
An examination of the interactions of organisms with their 
biological, chemical and physical environments. The develop- 
ment of theoretical concepts of community structure and their 
biological implications will be emphasized. Independent study 
of ecological problems in the Boston area will be required. 

Bio 497, 498 Independent Study 0-3, 0-3 (credit) 
The student who wishes to take one or two semesters of 
Independent Study will present a typewritten detailed descrip- 
tion of the course requirements as agreed to by the professor 
directing the study and as approved by a representative of the 



Dean's office. The student must carry through the project as 
outlined. 

Bio 499 Senior Project 1-3, 1-3 (credit) 
In place of a comprehensive examination and a senior essay, 
there will be henceforth a single requirement — the senior 
project. The student is expected to initiate her own project 
which may take the form of an extended study of some one 
topic or participation and seminar — consult with division 
chairman for fuller detail. 

CHEMISTRY 

REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJORS 



Freshman Year 

Sophomore Year 
Junior Year 

Senior Year 



First Semester 

Sci 201 
Physics 201 
Chem 201 

Math 201 
Chem 301 

Chem 303 
Chem 305 
Math 303 

Chem 401 
Chem 497 



Second Semester 

Sci 202 
Physics 202 
Chem 202 

Math 202 
Chem 302 

Chem 304 
Chem 306 



Chem 402 
Chem 498 

(Senior Project) 



The senior year class work represents the senior compre- 
hensive synthesis. It offers flexibility through choice of topics. 
A grade of C or better is required for courses 301 and 
above. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS 

Chem 201. 202 Introductory Inorganic and Physical 
Chemistry 1, 1 (unit) 

Chem 301 Physical Methods of Analysis 4 (credit) 

Chem 305 Physical Organic Chemistry 4 (credit) 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

Chem 201 Introductory inorganic and Physical 
Chemistry 1 (unit) 
Fundamental laws of chemistry; properties of solids, liquids 



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and gases; atomic and molecular structure, with application 
to inorganic compounds. Three 1-hour lectures and one 3-hour 
laboratory. 

Chem 202 Introductory Physical and Inorganic Chemistry 

Introduction to kinetics, thermodynamics, electrochemistry. A 
detailed treatment of equilibria in aqueous solution, with 
applications to quantitative volumetric, gravimetric and spec- 
trophotometric analysis. Three 1-hour lectures and one 3-hour 
laboratory. 

Chem 301 Physical Methods of Analysis 4 (credit) 
Theory and techniques of chromatographic, spectrophoto- 
metric, electrochemical and other methods of analysis, and 
their application to a problem selected by the student. Some 
possible topics for investigation are: analysis of common 
drugs; analysis of preservatives, dyes and other additives in 
foods; analysis of a city's water supply. Two 1-hour lectures 
and one 4-hour laboratory. 

Prerequisite: Chem 201, 202 or permission of the instructor. 

Chem 302 Introduction to Quantum and 
Radiochemistry 4 (credit) 
Introduction to the fundamentals of quantum chemistry. Prop- 
erties and reactions of the nucleus; the measurement of 
radiation and the effects of radiation on both organic and 
inorganic substances. Three 1-hour lectures. 

Prerequisite: Chem 201, 202 or permission of the instructor. 

Chem 303 Thermodynamics 4 (credit) 
A study of the various thermodynamical functions with prob- 
lem sessions on chemical applications of thermodynamics. 

Prerequisite: a strong background in fundamentals of 
physics and calculus through double integrals and differ- 
entiation. 

Chem 304 Kinetics, Equilibrium and 

Electrochemistry 4 (credit) 
A study of the rates of reactions, equilibrium and electro- 
chemical laws with their applications to other fields of chem- 
istry. 

Prerequisites: a good background in electricity, calculus, 
and vector analysis. Statistical knowledge would be helpful. 

Chem 305 Physical Organic Chemistry 4 (credit) 

A study of the different types of bond between Carbon atoms 

and how they influence the reactivity of organic compounds 



such as the hydro-carbons. The problem of resonance, bond 
energy and their determination by physical methods. Lectures 
only. 

Chem 306 Physical Organic Chemistry and 
Qualitative Analysis 4 (credit) 
A study of the various functional groups with study of their 
chemical properties in the laboratory and their applications to 
qualitative Organic Analysis. Lectures and laboratory. 

Prerequisite: Chemistry 305. 

Chem 401 Structure and Mechanisms of Reactions 
in Organic Chemistry 4 (credit) 
A seminar presentation required of senior chemistry majors, 
accompanied by a laboratory where the study of these 
mechanisms will be applied to the solving of problems in 
synthetic chemistry. The students will be expected to research 
the literature in the design of their experiments. 

Chem 402 Structure and Reaction in Inorganic 
Chemistry 4 (credit) 
Structures and reactions of inorganic compounds; their bases 
from theory and experiment. Ionic and metallic lattices, co- 
ordination compounds, inert gas compounds. Three 1-hour 
lectures. 

Chem 403, 404 Senior Research 4, 4 (credit) 
A project of an independent nature to be carried for at least a 
period of one semester. With approval of the instructor, 
chemistry majors or non-majors may decide to carry an 
independent study (tutorial course or field work). 

Chem 497, 498 Independent Study 4, 4 (credit) 
The student who wishes to take one or two semesters of 
Independent Study will present a typewritten detailed descrip- 
tion of the course requirements as agreed to by the professor 
directing the study and as approved by a representative of 
the Dean's office. The student must carry through the project 
as outlined. 



Mathematics 

The mathematics courses offer the student opportunities 
for degrees of mathematical development varying from 
the mathematical literacy for adequate participation in 



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the day to day life of our present society to the ability 
to make contributions to the field of mathematics. A 
special feature of the mathematical work which will be 
going on is the study and use of computers at both an 
elementary and advanced level. Also considerable 
stress will be placed on presenting certain aspects of 
mathematics (for example, calculus, statistics and com- 
puters) in such a way as to show how they relate to the 
real world. This will be particularly aided by close coop- 
eration with the departments in the Biological and 
Behavioral sciences. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS 
Nine credits in semester courses at the upper-division level or 
their equivalent. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS COMPLETING 

DEGREE WORK 
Math 301, 303, 304, 307 plus 15 credits in semester courses at 
the upper-division level (courses numbered above 300). 

Students interested in Computer Science are advised to 
consider Math 101, 102, Math 306, Math 308 and Math 309. 

Any course listed below is open to any qualified student. 

Math 101, 102 Introduction to Computing %, % (unit) 
This is a standard first course in computing which covers the 
task of acquainting the student with the basic characteristics 
and properties of computers and which also includes problem 
solving by computer. 

Math 201-202 Calculus for Scientists V2-V2 (unit) 
This course builds on what the students have learned in 
introductory calculus and deals with the practical problems 
arising in the biological and physical sciences, as well as 
mathematics. 

Math 301 Algebra 2 (credit) 
Elementary theory of Groups, Rings and Fields. 

Math 303 Advanced Calculus 2 (credit) 
Elementary point-set topology and functions of several vari- 
ables. 

Math 304 Applications of Algebra in Analysis 2 (credit) 
A study showing the uses in Analysis of main ideas in Algebra. 



Math 305 Mathematical Statistics 2 (credit) 
A course which covers the main ideas and problems in 
statistics. 

Math 306 Selected Topics in Mathematics 4 (credit) 
The content of this course will depend on the interests of the 
students and will be based on the first semester's work. For 
example, a more detailed study of mathematical statistics may 
be appropriate. 

Math 307 Linear Algebra 1 (unit) 
A study of vector spaces, linear transformations, matrices, 
systems of linear equations, operators on Euclidean spaces 
and applications to linear differential equations. Offered 
1973-74. 

Math 308 Numerical-Computation and Problem 
Solving 4 (credit) 
This computer course will include the following topics: the 
solution of linear and non-linear systems of equations, inter- 
polation, approximation and linear programming. 

Math 309 Mathematical Models and Computing 2 (credit) 
This course will introduce students to a wide variety of differ- 
ent applications of mathematics and computers. This is to be 
accomplished by constructing models for several practical 
problems from various disciplines. 

Math 497, 498 Independent Study in Mathematics 

1-3, 1-3 (credit) 
Independent programs of reading and research in an area of 
the student's choice. Open only to juniors and seniors. The 
following options, among others, will be available: 
Introduction to Number Theory 
Elementary Geometry from an Advance Standpoint 
The student who wishes to take one or two semesters of 
Independent Study will present a typewritten detailed descrip- 
tion of the course requirements as agreed to by the professor 
giving the course and as approved by a representative of the 
Dean's office. The student must carry through the project as 
outlined. It is only if these conditions are satisfied that Inde- 
pendent Study will carry academic credit. Only one Indepen- 
dent Study course should be carried in any one semester. 



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Division of 
Social Sciences and Religion 



The Division of Social Science and Religion includes the 
departments of Economics, Political Science, Psychology, 
Religion and Sociology. Majors and minors are offered in 
each of the disciplines. 

Liberal Education courses offered in the Division are: 

LE 161, 162 Principles of Economics 1, 1 (unit) 

LE 163 Psychology as a Study of Man 1 (unit) 

Sociology I 1 (unit) 

Sociology II 1 (unit) 



LE 165 
LE 166 
LE171 



Man and Woman: Biblical Perspectives on 
Role and Relationship 1 (unit) 

God, Man and Nature 1 (unit) 



LE172 

LE 175-176 Dissent and Politics of Change 1-1 (unit) 

LE 177-178 Comparative Politics 1-1 (unit) 

LE 179-180 Politics and Policies of American 
Government 1-1 (unit) 

Economics 

The study of Economics is a relevant and essential tool 
for the student of world affairs as it is the examination 
of the interaction and cooperation between individuals 
and groups. The subject matter deals with the scarcity 
of resources and their allocation to satisfy human need. 
Central to the solving of contemporary problems is an 
understanding, in economic terms, of unemployment, 
inflation, urban renewal, poverty, rent control, the cost 
of pollution and the population explosion. 

As a scholarly discipline, Economics is not quite two 
centuries old; however, since its founding, man has so 
enormously increased his capacity to provide goods 
and services that he has, in doing so, altered the fabric 
of society. In the vast industrial complex which has 
resulted, man must find ways to manage effectively 
what he has created. 

Newton's Department of Economics assumes that the 
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of society and the bases of great economic issues 
before she can evaluate and attempt to solve current 
economic problems. The curriculum, therefore, consists 
of a core of basic economic theory from which logical 
analysis, based on principles, proceeds. 

The student is motivated to question and reflect upon 
real world problems and to apply theory in the decision- 
making process. The department offers courses in 
theoretic and applied economics and encourages re- 
lated study in the areas of sociology and political 
science. 

ECONOMICS 

REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJORS 
The major in economics comprises a minimum of eleven (11) 
courses. In addition to the survey courses LE 161, 162 and 
Ec 207, a major consists of five (5) required courses Ec 301, 
302, 306, 402 or 404, and 405, plus a minimum of three (3) 
courses in a student selected field of concentration. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS 
A minor in economics presents a minimum of five (5) 
courses. In addition to LE 161, 162 the minor is comprised of 
either Ec 301, or Ec 302 and two (2) department electives for a 
minimum of five (5) courses. 

CONCENTRATIONS 

(A) Economic Theory 

Ec 402 Advanced Micro-Theory Seminar, 
Ec 404 Advanced Macro-Theory Seminar, Ec 472 In- 
dustrial Organization 

(B) International Trade and Economic Development: 

Ec 365 Money and Banking, Ec 386 Economic Develop- 
ment, Ec 391 International Trade. 

(C) Urban Economics: 

Ec 371 Labor Economics and Problems, Ec 376 Human 
Resource Development, Ec 462 Urban Economics, Urban 
Studies — Interdisciplinary. 

(D) Banking and Finance: 

Ec 365 Money and Banking, Ec 466 Public Finance. 

(E) Interdisciplinary Studies: 

Primarily for students in American Studies, History, Politi- 
cal Science. Ec 376 Human Resource Development, Ec 



484 Economics of National Issues, Ec 496 Interdis- 
ciplinary Economics Seminar. 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

LE 161 Principles of Economics I 1 (unit) 
Micro-Economics the theory of the firm and market structure. 
Study of supply and demand, equilibrium prices under condi- 
tions of competition and monopoly. 

LE 162 Principles of Economics II 1 (unit) 
Macro-Economics the study of national income, employment 
and the price level. The utilization of monetary and fiscal 
policy for economic stabilization. 

Ec 207 Introduction to Mathematical Economics 1 (unit) 
A course designed to provide knowledge of the mathematical 
techniques used in modern economics. The topics will include 
integration and differentiation with applications in the theories 
of the firm and consumer behavior, macro-economic models. 

Prerequisite: LE 161, 162. 

Ec 253 Accounting Principles 3 (credit) 
Organization and analysis of financial transactions, construc- 
tion and interpretation of financial statements. 1973-74. 

Ec 301 Micro-Economic Analysis 3 (credit) 
Micro-Economics; price theory and distribution analysis. 
Prerequisite: LE 161, 162. 

Ec 302 Macro-Economic Analysis 3 (credit) 
Classical Keynesian and Post-Keynesian aggregative analysis. 
Prerequisite: LE 161, 162. 

Ec 306 Statistics 3 (credit) 
A first course in statistical methods as applied to economics. 
Topics include: descriptive statistics, time series analysis, 
index numbers, correlation and an introduction to regression 
analysis. 

Prerequisite: LE 161, 162. 

Ec 365 Money and Banking 3 (credit) 
A study of the history of banking. Analysis of deposit creation 
and central banking with application to objectives and effec- 
tiveness of modern monetary policy. 

Prerequisite: LE 161, 162. 

Ec 371 Labor Economics and Problems 3 (credit) 
Theory of wages and employment. The study of institutional 



factors affecting wage determination, income distribution and 
the efficient use of labor resources; the development of trade 
unionism and collective bargaining. 
Prerequisite: LE 161, 162. 

Ec 376 Human Resource Development 1 (unit) 
An economic analysis of the role of human capital in the 
American economy viewing all levels of education as an 
investment. Critically analyzes manpower policy in the United 
States with specific reference to current problems and minor- 
ity groups. Offered 1973-74. 

Prerequisite: LE 161, 162. 

Ec 386 Economic Development 1 (unit) 
Theoretical examination of structural changes associated with 
the process of economic development: special reference to 
poor countries and analysis of criteria for policy judgments in 
development planning. Prerequisite: LE 161, 162. Offered 
1973-74. 

Ec 391 International Economics 3 (credit) 
Fundamentals of international trade, international monetary 
system and selected topics involving international liquidity and 
adjustment mechanism. 

Prerequisite: LE 161, 162. 

Ec 402 Advanced Micro-Theory Seminar 1 (unit) 
Reading and analysis of selected topics in contemporary 
developments in the theory of the firm. Offered 1973-74. 

Prerequisite: Ec 302. 

Ec 404 Advanced Macro-Theory Seminar 3 (credit) 
Reading and analysis of selected topics in contemporary 
economic analysis. 

Prerequisite: Ec 301. 

Ec 405 History of Economic Thought 3 (credit) 
Traces development of economic theory from the classical to 
the modern period. Attention is given to historical economics, 
institutional economics, national income economics and the 
American economic school. Enrollment limited to seniors. 

Ec 456 Corporate Finance 3 (credit) 
Introduction to financial management of modern business. 
Analysis of financial statements, capital budgeting and other 
management evaluation principles. 

Prerequisite: LE 161, 162. 



Ec 462 Urban Economics: Principles and Problems 

3 (credit) 
Examination of the urban complex, its origins, problems and 
future. Emphasis on such topics as housing, discrimination, 
transportation and decline of the central city. 
Prerequisite: LE 161, 162. 

Ec 466 Public Finance 1 (unit) 
Taxation at federal, state and municipal level from equity and 
efficiency standpoints. Offered 1973-74. 

Prerequisite: LE 161, 162. 

Ec 474 Industrial Organization 3 (credit) 
Economic analysis of American industry in terms of market 
structure, conduct and performance. Topics included are 
business organization, concentration, barriers to entry, price 
and product policies, profits and efficiency. 

Prerequisite: Ec 301. 

Ec 484 Economics of National Issues 1 (unit) 
Study of contemporary economic problems and potential 
solutions — Income Maintenance Plans, Nixon's New Economic 
Policy, Economics of Pollution. Offered 1973-74. 

Prerequisite: LE 161, 162. 

Ec 496 Interdisciplinary Seminar in Economics 3 (credit) 
The direction and specific content of the seminar will be a 
function of the various disciplines and interests of the par- 
ticipants. 

Prerequisite: LE 161, 162. 

Ec 497, 498 Independent Study in Economics 

1-3, 1-3 (credit) 
The student who wishes to take one or two semesters of 
Independent Study will present a typewritten detailed descrip- 
tion of the course requirements as agreed to by the professor 
giving the course and as approved by a representative of the 
Dean's office. 

The student must successfully carry through the project as 
outlined. It is only if these conditions are satisfied that In- 
dependent Study will carry academic credit. Only one Inde- 
pendent Study course should be carried in any one semester. 

Ec 499 Senior Project 0-3 (credit) 
Usually completed in Senior year. 



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Psychology 



The Psychology Department, while fundamentally hu- 
manistic in approach, emphasizes sound methodolog- 
ical training. It is so set up that the student may learn 
the theoretical foundations of modern psychology as 
well as applications to the individual and to society. 
There are four main areas of concentration: personality 
and social psychology; experimental psychology; devel- 
opmental psychology; and humanistic psychology. A 
student may choose to concentrate in one of the four 
areas or develop her own program of concentration in 
consultation with the chairman. Much of the course 
work involves research, independent study and direct 
experience in the field so that the student may be well 
prepared for graduate study or professional careers. 

The department has for some time offered programs 
in cooperation with neighboring hospitals and guidance 
clinics, where the student may improve her own training 
by observing psychology in practice. Recently, inter- 
departmental programs of study have been initiated, 
and at the moment curricular exchange with other 
colleges is being extended. 

The teaching faculty represent varying schools of 
thought in contemporary psychology, and specialize in 
different branches, some stressing the biological aspect, 
some the social; some following a behavioral, some a 
phenomenological approach. This allows the major stu- 
dent who plans her whole program carefully to have an 
integrated view of the field and a wide understanding of 
its possibilities. Courses are numbered to indicate level 
of content and area of concentration. 

The areas of concentration are numbered in this way: 

40-50 Developmental, with an emphasis on child develop- 
ment. 

50-70 Social and Personality, emphasizing the influence of 
society and groups on each person. 

60 Experimental, emphasizing research on animals and 

statistical research. 



80 Humanistic, exploring those strictly human aspects 

of man such as creativity, religious and moral 
development. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJORS 
Prerequisites: (1) PG 161 or 162 (Mathematics for Behavioral 
Sciences) 

(2) PG 171 or 172 (Human Physiology) 

(3) PG 226 

Required Courses: PG 227, PG 355, PG 333-334, and at least 
five other courses above PG 300. Courses in the major must 
be completed with a minimum grade of C. 
A senior project, PG 499, is always required. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS 
Prerequisites PG 203 or PG 226 and four other courses above 
PG 230 in the area of concentration chosen by the students 
under the direction of one or more members of the depart- 
ment. Two courses at least should be over PG 300. Courses in 
the minor must be completed with a minimum grade of C. 

CONCENTRATIONS 
The Psychology Department presents four areas of concentra- 
tion. All areas have as prerequisites the courses listed 
(PG 226, PG 227, PG 333-334, PG 335). 

I. Personality and Social Psychology 

PG 371-372 Social Psychology; PG 378 Culture and 
Personality; PG 374 Group Dynamics; PG 471-472 Field 
Research in Community Psychology — Industrial Psychol- 
ogy; PG 275 Human Ecology; electives in sociology and 
political science. 

II. Experimental and Statistical Research 

PG 333-334 Experimental Psychology; PG 468 Tutorial 
or Advanced Statistics; PG 368 Physiological Psychol- 
ogy; PG 466 Comparative Psychology; electives in 
mathematics and/or biology. 

III. Child and Developmental Psychology 

PG 245, 246 Child Development; PG 248 Psychology of 
Adolescence and Adulthood; PG 341 Theories of Learn- 
ing and Cognitive Growth; PG 446 Learning Problems of 
Children; PG 342 Mental Retardation; PG 442 Mother- 
Child Interaction; electives in Education Program. 

IV. Humanistic Psychology 

PG 381 Humanistic Psychology; PG 484 Psychology of 



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Women; PG 482 Theories of Self in Psychology and 
Philosophy; PG 248 Psychology of Adolescence and 
Adulthood; PG 378 Culture and Personality; electives in 
Philosophy and Literature. 

LE 163 Psychology as a Study of Man 1 (unit) 
An exploration of the way man has reflected upon and ex- 
amined himself in psychology. The student will study par- 
ticularly the way psychology has explored the conscious and 
unconscious aspects of man particularly as this study arose 
out of writings in philosophical psychology. 

PG 161, 162 Mathematics for the Psychologist 1, 1 (unit) 
An introduction to the mathematical tools essential to the 
present day psychologist. The elementary ideas involved in 
using graphs, probability theory, computers, etc. are presented 
in such a way as to show how they are related to the field of 
psychology. 

PG 171, 172 Human Physiology 1, 1 (unit) 
A study of all the systems of man including both gross and 
microscopic anatomy. 

PG 203 General Psychology 1 (unit) 
A beginning course in psychology for non-psychology majors. 
Emphasis will be placed on the chief problems of psychology 
and their practical applications. 

PG 226 Introduction to Psychology 1 (unit) 
A study of the chief problems of psychology and an introduc- 
tion to methods of research. For majors only. 

PG 227 Statistics 1 (unit) 
An introduction to statistical terms and concepts, measures of 
central tendency, variability and relationship; theory of 
sampling; reliability of statistical measures; regression and 
prediction. Not open to freshmen. 

No late registrants will be accepted in this course. 

PG 245, 246 Child Development 1, 1 (unit) 
Introduction to human development from conception through 
late childhood. Physical, intellectual, social and personality 
development will be studied with attention to relevant genetic 
and environmental factors. 

PG 248 Psychology of Adolescence and Adulthood 

1(unit) 
Study of the emotional, moral, intellectual and social problems 



of each age from childhood through old age in the light of 
various theories of human development, especially those of 
Erikson, Paiget, Allport. 
Not open to freshmen or sophomore non-majors. 

PG 275 Human Ecology 1 (unit) 
An inquiry into some contemporary problems facing mankind. 
Intended to increase the student's awareness of man's impact 
on the environment, this course explores the problems of over- 
population, environmental pollution, and resource depletion 
with an emphasis on the cultural, psychological, and ethical 
issues involved. 

PG 333-334 Experimental Psychology 3-3 (credit) 
Basic concepts and development of experimental psychology. 
Introduction to experimental methods and writing research 
reports. Laboratory experiments in sensorimotor reactions, 
reaction time, association and learning processes, work and 
fatigue curve, emotional reactions and social behavior. 

PG 341 Psychology of Religious and Moral Development 

1 (unit) 
A study of the interrelationship of moral and religious values 
as these affect the development of personality. An attempt will 
be made to distinguish and assess the contributions (1) of 
religious ethics and (2) of moral and developmental psychol- 
ogy to the study of morality. Offered 1973-74. 

PG 351 Abnormal Psychology 3 (credit) 
An introduction to psychopathology. In addition to formal 
diagnostic categories, illustrated with case histories, this 
course explores theories and empirical data relevant to the 
understanding and treatment of maladaptive behavior. 

Prerequisite: PG 355. 

PG 355 Theories of Personality 3 (credit) 
A consideration of major personality theories. Attention is 
given to their utility in understanding normal personality. 

PG 357 Psychological Assessment 3 (credit) 
An inquiry into the nature and problems of psychological 
assessment. Several major objective and projective tests will 
be examined and evaluated with respect to reliability, validity, 
standardization and practical applications. Limited to 15 
students. 

Prerequisite: PG 227 and PG 355. 



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PG 364 Theories of Learning and Cognitive Growth 

3 (credit) 
A study of theoretical and empirical bases for understanding 
the learning process and exploration of the development of 
the cognitive process. 

PG 365 History of Psychology 3 (credit) 
A study of the development of psychology from its origins in 
philosophy, the biological sciences and sociology to its 
present forms. Emphasis on main problems, solved and yet 
unsolved, which have characterized the discipline. This will 
be done by directed study. It is a reading course. 

PG 368 Physiological Psychology 3 (credit) 
A survey of the effect of the systems of the body on the 
personality with major emphasis on the nervous system. This 
course presupposes a knowledge of human anatomy. 

PG 371-372 Social Psychology 3-3 (credit) 
The study of normal human behavior in terms of interaction 
with other individuals, in small groups and in larger organiza- 
tions. Consideration of major theories in the field of social 
psychology. Students will participate in social psychological 
research. 

PG 374 Group Dynamics 3 (credit) 
Overview of the theory and research on major aspects of small 
group functioning, e.g., leadership, communication, perform- 
ance. The emphasis in the course will be on reports from the 
psychological literature, but students may participate in one 
of more group experiences as additional sources of under- 
standing group process. 

Prerequisite: PG 371 or approval of the instructor. 

PG 376 Industrial Psychology 3 (credit) 
Emphasis will be placed on the theoretical and social founda- 
tions of industrial psychology. Topic areas considered will 
include: decision making; organizational behavior; human 
relations and management problems; principles of human 
performance. 

PG 378 Culture and Personality 3 (credit) 
The relationship between personality and the cultural context 
in which the personality patterns develop. Consideration of 
major theories of personality in the light of cultural differ- 
ences. Major emphasis will be placed on minority groups and 
subcultures within American culture. 

Prerequisite: PG 355 or approval of the instructor. 



PG 381 Humanistic Psychology 3 (credit) 
Readings and discussion of the chief works of Freud, Jung, 
Fromm and the humanistic psychologists such as Maslow, 
May, Rogers, and Laing. These readings emphasize the 
theories of religion, creativity, symbolism and society. 

PG 446 Learning and Emotional Problems of Childhood 

3 (credit) 
Diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders 
in childhood, ranging from mild behavior problems to psycho- 
sis. Emphasis will be placed on biological and psychological 
theories and research. 

Prerequisite: PG 245 or 246; PG 351. 

PG 447 Mother-Infant Interaction 3 (credit) 
This course focuses on research relevant to mother-infant 
interaction, particularly as it varies from one subculture to 
another. It is designed for students intending to do graduate 
work or a senior project in the developmental, personality, or 
social areas. 

Prerequisite: Consent of the instructors. 

PG 453-454 Field Work in Psychology 6 (credit) 
A year long course of field work in mental health settings. 
Lectures and discussions will emphasize the role of the psy- 
chologist, the place of mental health services in a community 
structure, and evaluation of effectiveness of service. Students 
must enroll for both semesters. No credit will be given for one 
semester. 

PG 466 Comparative Psychology 3 (credit) 
An introductory laboratory course in animal behavior offered 
together with the department of biology. Major topics will 
include: the interaction between biological and sensory 
capacities; the overt behavioral patterns of organisms in 
perception, learning and social processes; and the differences 
between human and animal behavior. 

PG 468 Tutorial in Advanced Statistics 3 (credit) 
The students will get acquainted with more advanced statisti- 
cal techniques, such as analysis of variance and cluster 
analysis, and apply them. 

Prerequisite: PG 227. 

PG 471-472 Field Research in Social and Community 
Psychology 3-3 (credit) 
Advanced students will be accepted for independent study 



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projects in any one of the major areas of social psychology, 
such as attitude changes, cognitive theory, motivation, survey 
research, etc. 

A limited number of advanced students will be accepted for 
independent study projects in areas of community psychology, 
such as the role of the psychologist, new concepts in the 
delivery of mental health services, evaluation of community 
mental health. Students are urged to participate in these 
projects as teams of two. 

One or two semesters upon consultation with the instructor. 

PG 482 Theories of Self in Philosophy and Psychology 

3 (credit) 
An inquiry into the development of the idea of the self as seen 
by philosophers and psychologists from Descartes to the 
present day. 

Prerequisite: PG 355 or permission of the instructor. 

PG 484 Psychology of Women 1 (unit) 
Students do independent research on psychological aspects 
of women in relation to contemporary society. Limited to 15 
students. Permission of the instructor. Offered 1973-74. 

PG 497, 498 Independent Study in Psychology 

1-3, 1-3 (credit) 
Selected upperclassmen will be allowed to do research on 
projects under qualified psychologists in the Boston area. 
The student who wishes to take one or two semesters of 
Independent Study will present a typewritten detailed descrip- 
tion of the course requirements as agreed to by the professor 
giving the course and as approved by a representative of the 
Dean's office. 

The student must successfully carry through the project as 
outlined. It is only if these conditions are satisfied that 
Independent Study will carry academic credit. Only one Inde- 
pendent Study course should be carried in any one semester. 

PG 499 Senior Project 3 (credit) 
Presentation of research done on one problem in psychology 
to the Department for evaluation. Project may be completed 
in either the Fall or Spring semester. 

Political Science 

The objective of the department is to aid the students 
in gaining an understanding of human political commu- 



nities and to prepare them in becoming informed and 
responsible participants in the life of such communities. 
Political science at Newton prepares students for the 
practice of politics while emphasizing the fact that one 
can practice politics more effectively if one understands 
its theory. Moreover, on the contemporary scene, it is 
essential to understand politics on the international as 
well as the national level. Courses are available in 
political thought, political theory and political sociology; 
in international relations; in international law and organ- 
ization; in American and foreign political systems. Stu- 
dents are exposed to diversified approaches ranging 
from the philosophical and historical to the legal, com- 
parative and empirical. 

The program is sufficiently flexible to provide general 
training in the discipline and more specialized training 
in the fields in which the student has a particular 
interest. Although majors will find themselves ready to 
enter schools of graduate or professional study in 
political science, it is also possible for non-majors to 
equip themselves for active work in government service, 
for staff work in political campaigns, for foreign service, 
and — most important of all — for an intelligent contribu- 
tion as citizens to decision-making in the contemporary 
political process. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJORS 
Majors must receive a grade of C or higher in both semesters 
of the pre-major course PS 251-252 Patterns of Political 
Thought as well as in at least 10 semesters of upper-division 
courses in political science. These must include PS 345-346 
International Relations and at least 2 semesters in each of 
the following areas: American (A); International (B); Political 
Thought and Theory (C). The required semesters in each 
area must be selected from the courses labeled either (A), 
(B) or (C). 

Majors should also submit an acceptable senior project. 

Close consultation with the chairman of the department is 
strongly urged for any student intending to pursue graduate 
study. 



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REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS 
The minimal requirements for a minor in political science 
consist of 6 semesters of upper-division courses in political 
science equally distributed among the 3 above-mentioned 
areas. Courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher. 

PS 101 The Political Man 1 (unit) 
An inquiry into the political dimensions, structure and viable 
alternatives in the contemporary world. 

PS 102 Political Analysis 1 (unit) 
A study of the science and art of political analysis as applied 
to the investigation of selected contemporary issues. The 
problems of testing of propositions against the data of ex- 
perience by observation, classification and measurement. 

LE 175-176 Dissent and Politics of Change 1-1 (unit) 
The theme of dissent and social critique will be pursued 
through selected representative thinkers of the Western 
World with special focus on their impact upon socio-political 
and cultural reality. No prerequisites. Offered 1973-74. 

LE 177-178 Comparative Politics 1-1 (unit) 
A comparative analysis of political patterns and systems 
selected from the West European, Soviet and Asian areas; 
France, Great Britain, West Germany and the USSR; Japan, 
India and China. Major issues in the politics of the countries 
considered. 

LE 179-180 Politics and Policies of 

American Government 1-1 (unit) 
The actual operation, in its political and institutional setting, 
of federal, state and local government will be considered. 
Within the first semester, attention will be focused on the 
national campaign, the national election, parties, public 
opinion and pressure groups, the presidency, federal courts 
and civil rights. In the second semester, the following topics 
will be treated: powers of Congress, the states and their 
declining role, urbanization, local government, crime and 
court reform, judicial problems. 

PS 251-252 Patterns of Political and Social Thought 

1-1 (unit) 
An exploration of the genesis of significant political ideas 
and thought patterns operative now and incorporated in the 
socio-political, intellectual and ideological structures and 
processes. 



PS 273 The National Campaign and Political Parties 

1 (unit) 
The election campaign of 1972 will be used to illustrate, direct 
and analyze the operation of the party system in the American 
commonwealth. Specifically, attention will be focused on 
presidential primary convention, current campaign, major and 
minor parties, minority groups, the suffrage tactics, strategy 
and techniques of electioneering. Active participation in some 
approved phase of the campaign will be facilitated. 

PS 302 Practical Politics: Nuts and Bolts 3 (credit) A 
An intensive analysis of the numerous and often detailed 
problems of practical politics by examining the "why" and 
"how" of political action. Emphasis is placed on how one 
may become or support a successful candidate for elective 
office on the national, state or local level. Examined will be 
such subjects as getting started, campaign organization, 
finances, volunteers, research, publicity, media, polling, can- 
vassing, election day procedures, etc. A research paper is 
required and personal involvement in a political campaign is 
encouraged. 

PS 306 State and Local Government 

in the United States 3 (credit) 
State constitutions, fiscal practice, taxation, budgeting, gov- 
ernorship, electoral laws, legislature, judiciaries; city, country 
and town administrations; the problem of metropolitan areas. 

PS 307 Public Administration 1 (unit) 
Basic concepts and organization principles of bureaucracy; 
the place of administration and the role of administrators in the 
American system of government; patronage and merit; career 
service and political executives; pressure groups. The process 
of social, economic and financial decision-making. Offered 
1973-74. 

PS 312 Urban Problems and the Modern State 3 (credit) 
A series of studies on such topics as metropolitanism, urban 
renewal, minority group problems, urban fiscal crisis, federal- 
urban cooperation, municipal charter reform, legislative 
reapportionment, unicameralism, state constitutions and con- 
stitutional conventions, regional state consolidation, the 
courts and judicial reform, recall, judicial removal, civil rights 
of defendants. Directed readings and discussions; seminar 
reports; field trips. Admission with consent of instructor. 

PS 315 The Modern Presidency 3 (credit) A 
The American Presidency will be approached and analyzed 



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through a series of selected problems which include cam- 
paigns, primaries, elections, crises, political and constitutional 
leadership, strong and weak presidents, executive administra- 
tion and reconstruction of the presidential office. Directed 
readings and discussions; seminar reports. Active participa- 
tion in current campaign will be facilitated. 

PS 321 American Political Thought 1 (unit) A 
An examination of American political thought, considered his- 
torically, and its consequent responsibility for the dislocation 
and disequilibrium of the American political system. 
Offered 1973-74. 

PS 324 Race Relations in America 1 (unit) 
Analysis of the political, social, cultural and economic 
factors underlying contemporary race relations and an ex- 
amination of the attempts to resolve racial problems. Offered 
1973-74. 

PS 325, 326 Urban Practicum 3, 3 (credit) 
Involvement in an urban office or agency, governmental or 
private, to study in the broadest sense some aspect of an 
urban problem under the direction of the Archdiocesan 
Planning Office. One semester only. Enrollment in the course, 
type of work, hours and place, to be arranged with the 
instructor. 

PS 327 Development of American Law 3 (credit) A 
The development and role of American law in determining 
priorities. The interaction of economics, politics and law, 
considered historically, in ordering these priorities. Possibili- 
ties for change in American law. 

PS 328 Civil Rights and Liberties 3 (credit) 
The rise and decline under the American legal system of basic 
freedoms such as speech, assembly, religion, the vote, as- 
sociation, privacy. The attempt and failure to legislate loyalty 
and compel one to service in war. 

PS 331-332 American Government 3-3 (credit) A 
First semester devoted to the Federal system with attention 
directed to the Constitution, civil rights, the presidency, Con- 
gress and the federal judiciary. Second semester concerns 
the state and local areas with attention directed to the state 
constitutions, governorship, legislature; rural local govern- 
ment, the county and its traditional offices, state courts and 
municipal governments; the rising challenge of the metro- 
politan problems. 



PS 333 American Political Parties 3 (credit) A 
Role and functions of the party in American government; 
party composition and organization; process of nomination 
and policy formulation; regulation of party organization and 
activities. 

PS 334 Political Behavior 3 (credit) C 
Political personality and public opinion. Role of attitudes, 
interests and values. Voting behavior and elections. Group 
and organizational behavior. Mass society, elite and group 
theories, conceptual approaches and analytical techniques. 

PS 335 Public Opinion 3 (credit) 
The concept of public opinion, public opinion polling tech- 
niques and the influence of mass communication agencies 
and pressure groups. 

PS 337 Law and Social Control 1 (unit) 
Through case studies, the course will examine the methods 
by which the American legal system shapes the nation's 
social fabric. Offered 1973-74. 

PS 338 Government in Urban Areas 3 (credit) 
The responsibilities, authorities and activities of local govern- 
ment units will be considered within the context of problems 
raised by structure, powers and territorial definition. Par- 
ticular attention will be devoted to the distribution of power 
between state and local authorities, metropolitan financing, 
real estate development, decentralization of city government 
and the role of federal grants. Contemporary problems will 
provide the materials and emphasis will be placed on the 
function of lawsuits as a means of directing governmental 
powers. 

PS 341 Seminar in the United Nations 3 (credit) 
A study of current issues before the main organs of the 
United Nations involving the preparation of draft resolutions 
for presentation to the National Model United Nations. Stu- 
dents will serve as delegates from a selected country to the 
NMUN. 

The course is given throughout two semesters but credit is 
given only at the end of the second semester. 

PS 345-346 International Relations 3-3 (credit) 
An analysis of international relations in the contemporary 
environment with emphasis on the principal forms of conflict 
in the modern international system and approaches to 
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PS 347 International Law 3 (credit) B 
An examination of the nature and scope of international law, 
its uses in international politics and its development in a 
restless world. 

PS 352 Political Development of International 
Communities 3 (credit) B 
A study of community formulation in the international system 
with special attention given to the Western European Com- 
munity, its relations with the world and its process of integra- 
tion. 

PS 356 Quantitative Analysis 3 (credit) C 
Basic data analysis techniques, including measurement, de- 
scriptive statistics, data collection, quantitative models, 
graphical procedures, forecasting, regression and correlation 
analysis, analysis of variance, chi square and various indexes 
of relationships. 

PS 358 Political Sociology 1 (unit) C 
An inquiry into selected areas of political sociology; repre- 
sentative theorists; the physical and social frameworks of 
politics; sources of political antagonisms; political strategies; 
the process of political integration; public opinion and 
propaganda. Offered 1973-74. 

PS 441 Phenomenology of Dissent 3 (credit) C 
An inquiry into the historical and philosophical foundations of 
contemporary political activism: the Hegelian galaxy. 

PS 442 Political Anthropology 3 (credit) C 
Kant, Nietzsche, and Dostoevsky; their challenge to con- 
temporary Christian commitment. 

PS 443 Political Imagination 1 (unit) C 
A comparative study of selected Utopian and dystopian im- 
agination. Offered 1973-74. 

PS 444 Politics of Hope 1 (unit) C 
Futurology and the search for viable alternatives to de- 
humanizing tendencies. Offered 1973-74. 

PS 452 Political Theory Seminar 3 (credit) C 
Theory and praxis in Marx-Engels and Lenin; freedom in 
T. H. Green and Christian Bay. 






PS 453 Seminar in Religious Institutions and the Politics 
of Social Change: Suburban 1 (unit) 
Directed field experience in which seminar participants will 
investigate how specific churches and synagogues respond to 
social issues. Participants will be asked to analyze the socio- 
political and religious profile of a particular church or 
synagogue and to assess the dynamics of response within 
that institution. Emphasis on the formulation of major ques- 
tions and on the development of observation techniques by 
seminar participants themselves. Bi-weekly meetings. Offered 
1973-74. 

PS 455 Seminar in Religious Institutions and the Politics 
of Social Change: Urban 3 (credit) 
Directed field experience in which seminar participants will 
investigate how specific religious institutions and/or groups 
(for example: the Metropolitan Ministries; the Planning Office 
for Urban Affairs of the Archdiocese of Boston; the East 
Boston Collaborative; etc.) respond to social issues in terms 
of programs initiated and implemented. Participants will be 
asked to analyze the structure, the goals and the dynamics of 
the particular institution and/or group in order to assess the 
effectiveness of its responses. Emphasis on the formulation 
of major questions and on the development of observation 
techniques by seminar participants themselves. Bi-weekly 
meetings. 

PS 497, 498 Independent Study in Political Science 

1-3, 1-3 (credit) 
The student who wishes to take one or two semesters of 
Independent Study will present a typewritten detailed descrip- 
tion of the course requirements as agreed to by the professor 
giving the course and as approved by a representative of the 
Dean's office. 

The student must successfully carry through the project as 
outlined. It is only if these conditions are satisfied that In- 
dependent Study will carry academic credit. 

PS 499 Senior Project 0-3 (credit) 
Required of all political science majors. 

Selected courses from other disciplines as indicated below 
may be applied toward a major or minor in Political Science: 



His 375, 376 American Foreign Policy 

See History Section for description. 



3, 3 (credit) A 



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His 379 American Constitutional Development 

3 (credit) A 
See History Section for description. 

Soc 351 Marxism-Leninism. The USSR and Its Satellites 

3 (credit) 
See Sociology section for description. 

Soc 352 The People's Republic of China. Democratic 
Socialism. Facism. Theories, origins and 
practices 3 (credit) 
See Sociology Section for description. 



Religion 

At Newton College the study of religion is approached 
as an academic endeavor and as an existential inquiry. 
As an integral part of a value-oriented college the 
Religion Department sees its role as helping students 
appreciate what it means to be a Christian in the mod- 
ern world. Through courses in scripture, systematic 
theology, religious ethics and Eastern religions, stu- 
dents are encouraged to study in depth their own Chris- 
tian heritage as well as to learn to appreciate the 
religious traditions of non-Christians. 

Whether studying religion as a major or minor study 
or taking an occasional elective, the student will find 
her study a creative and exacting task — one which is 
relevant to our times and appropriately sophisticated 
for a modern educated woman. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJORS 
With the advice of a professor in the department, each student 
should plan a program of at least ten courses (to be completed 
with a minimum grade of C) including at least four 300 level 
courses and at least four 400 level courses — one of which 
should be the Senior Seminar. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS 
With the advice of a professor in the department, each 



student should plan a program of at least five courses (to be 
completed with a minimum grade of C) including at least two 
300 level courses and at least two 400 level courses. 

LE 171 Man and Woman: Biblical Perspectives on Role 
and Relationship 1 (unit) 
What does it mean to be a man or a woman in the twentieth 
century? This question will be examined both from the per- 
spective of current expectations and from the perspective of 
what it meant to be man and woman in the biblical tradition. 
Particular emphasis throughout on the role of the Judeo- 
Christian tradition in formulating present-day models of 
human sex roles. 

LE 172 God, Man and Nature 1 (unit) 
What is the nature of the created order and man's place 
within it? A consideration of this question from a biblical 
theological point of view followed by an assessment of 
modern man's use and misuse of his natural environment. 
Specific examples drawn from field trips, films, lectures, as a 
basis for discussion and reflection on man's relationship to the 
created order. 

REL 145 The Religious Revolution 1 (unit) 
An analysis of the current crisis in American culture — 
particularly insofar as it has roots in the Christian faith, as 
the source of revolution, rebellion, renewal and reform in 
Western civilization — together with a consideration of the 
consequences of this crisis for the Christian religion. The 
point of departure will be Jean-Francois Revel's Without Marx 
or Jesus. Offered 1973-74. 

REL 151 Love and Violence 1 (unit) 
A study of the practicability of non-violence, beginning with an 
analysis of the roots of contemporary violence, leading to a 
history of non-violence, continuing with an evaluation of the 
possibility of love as a life-style, and concluding with a 
consideration of non-violent tactics. Student assistants, guest 
lecturers and field trips will help to make the course as 
practical as possible. Offered 1973-74. 

REL 162 Infallibility? The Question of Authority in the 
Church Today 1 (unit) 
Beginning with the controversy over infallibility instigated by 
Han Kung's book on the subject, this will be a study of the 



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kinds of authority that have been exercised in the Church, 
particularly of the conflict between charismatic leadership and 
official positions, leading to an analysis of the definition of 
papal infallibility both in the context of Vatican I and in 
light of present conditions in the Church and in society at 
large. 

REL 210 Biblical Archaelogy and Biblical History 1 (unit) 
History and methodology of Near Eastern excavations includ- 
ing a concentrated study of several archaeological sites. 
Analysis of the contributions of archaeological research to a 
more accurate understanding of the history and everyday life 
of the biblical period (Old and New Testament times) within 
the broader context of the history of the ancient Near Eastern 
and Mediterranean worlds. Offered 1973-74. 

REL 211 Tutorial in Biblical Hebrew 1 (unit) 
Introduction to basic vocabulary and grammar of Biblical 
Hebrew. Emphasis on learning to read simple sentences in 
the Hebrew Old Testament and on acquiring a facility in 
using the critical notes in the Hebrew text. 

REL 221 Introduction to the Bible 1 (unit) 
Survey of the Old and New Testaments including an introduc- 
tion to modern presuppositions and methodologies of biblical 
study. Emphasis on the historical and theological development 
of the Israelites, the Jews and the early Christians as they 
struggled with the problems of God, man and the world. 
Consideration throughout on understanding the Bible as a 
source book for the Christian faith. 

REL 231 The Religious Traditions of South and East Asia 

1 (unit) 
An historical introduction to the Hindu, Buddhist, Confucian, 
Taoist, and Shinto traditions, tracing the main lines of de- 
velopment in India, China, Japan, and Southeast Asia. 
Readings in important texts to illumine such "fundamentals" 
as dharma (law), yoga (discipline), karma (action), tao (way), 
and kami (god). Audiovisual materials used. 

REL 233 The Buddhist Tradition 1 (unit) 
A developmental study of twenty-five centuries of Buddhist 
growth, expansion and adaptation to the cultures of Asia. 
The diverse paths of discipline, devotion, meditation, and 
thought as evidenced in word and image in India, Southeast 
Asia, China and Japan. Offered 1973-74. 

REL 237 History of Christian Thought 1 (unit) 



REL 238 Modern Judaism 1 (unit) 
An examination of the historical and theological process by 
which modern Judaism emerged including a study of Jewish 
festivals and present-day theological trends in Judaism. Some 
attention will be given to the theological bases for Jewish- 
Christian dialogue. Field experience in the Greater Boston 
area encouraged. 

REL 261 Introduction to Christian Ethics 1 (unit) 
An examination of the moral teachings of the churches and 
the writings of major ethicists of the Christian tradition. The 
course will evaluate the kind of guidance these sources offer 
and will examine the relative importance they attribute to the 
various ingredients of moral decision making, such as 
principles, laws, customs, conscience and the particular 
facts and consequences of a decision or action. The course 
will proceed with constant reference to contemporary moral 
issues. 

REL 262 Jesus of History/Christ of Faith 1 (unit) 
Beginning with "the new quest for the historical Jesus," a 
study of the development of belief in Jesus as Christ the Son 
of God, as it originated in the New Testament, became 
Romanized in Church councils and then analyzed in the 
writings of theologians, before being subjected to the radical 
critique of nineteenth-century historians. Particular attention 
will be paid to the question of Jesus' messianic consciousness 
and to the role of Christ in the history of religions. 

REL 320 The Buddhist Dharma in the Contemporary 
World 3 (credit) 
A two-fold examination of Buddhist presence in the modern 
world: in Asia, the changing roles of monastic community and 
laity amid the rise of nationalism, Western secular ideologies 
and goals of social progress; in the West, the significance of 
"export Buddhism" for Western thought, psychoanalysis, 
Christian theology and American subcultures. 

REL 321 Old Testament Prophets and Modern Social 
Problems 1 (unit) 
The prophets as a major influence in the historical and 
theological development of the people of Israel. The phe- 
nomenon of prophetism and its development will be studied 
in detail. Particular emphasis on the relevance of the prophetic 
ideal to the modern world including an attempt to define 
modern prophets. Offered 1973-74. 



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REL 322 Myths of Quest, Initiation and Transformation 

1 (unit) 
A structural inquiry into myths of heroic quest (e.g., the 
Bodhisattva, the Greek hero), initiatory rites of passage en- 
tailing death and rebirth (e.g., the Shaman), and the stages 
of "mystic" experience and enlightenment (e.g., the Christian 
mystic, the yogin). Consideration of the present as a time of 
passage. Emphasis on psychoanalytic insights. Offered 1973- 
74. 

REL 323 Jesus in the Gospels 3 (credit) 
How much can we know about Jesus from the gospels? How 
can the gospels be used as sources for Christian faith? Con- 
sideration of these two questions including an in-depth study 
of the teachings of Jesus as contained in the gospels with 
particular emphasis on their meaning for modern man. 

REL 324 Mythology in the Bible and in the Literatures 

of the Ancient Near Eastern and Mediterranean 
Worlds 3 (credit) 
Examination of various ancient mythic types: e.g., the creation, 
the flood, the fall, dying and rising deity, with an attempt to 
discern the function of myth in the religious life of a people. 
Analysis of the unique contributions of the Israelites and the 
early Christians to mythic literature. 

REL 330 Pauline Theology 3 (credit) 
An in-depth study of the letters of Paul with particular em- 
phasis on Paul's contribution as a theologian to the on-going 
life of the early church. Consideration of major theological 
themes (e.g., Christ, the Church, Spirit, Christian Love) and 
of the historical and religious conditions which provided the 
context for the various responses of Paul. Offered 1973-74. 

REL 331 Sectarian Judaism and Primitive Christianity 

1 (unit) 
Consideration of the religious and historical milieu in which 
the early Christian Church arose. Survey of the various sect 
groups within Judaism prior to the rise of Christianity (e.g., 
Essenes, Hellenistic Jews, Pharisees, Sadducees) followed by 
an in-depth study of the experience and problems of the early 
church as it moved out of the context of Judaism into the 
gentile world. Offered 1973-74. 

REL 341 Origins and Development of Belief in God 

3 (credit) 
A study of the significance of belief in God as it emerges from 



a consideration of ancient mythology, radical monotheism, 
Christian doctrine and theological analysis — with particular 
emphasis upon the relation between the nature of a belief and 
the notion of God it entails. 

REL 352 Changing Moral Values 3 (credit) 
A study of changing conceptions of what is moral and immoral 
in social practices and personal behavior. The course will 
analyze the relation of the "new morality" to traditional 
morality, and the relation of churches and religious faith 
to moral values, old and new. The course will focus on issues 
such as family structure, patterns of sexual behaviour, family 
planning, career choice, and the work ethic. 

REL 353 Ethics and Foreign Policy 1 (unit) 
An examination, from a Christian ethical perspective, of 
several international political issues. As important as analysis 
of the issues themselves will be reflection on the Christian 
viewpoint from which they are examined. Areas to be dis- 
cussed include: war and national defense, United States 
policy toward third world nations, religion and ideology in 
international affairs. Offered 1973-74. 

REL 354 Ethics and Social Institutions 1 (unit) 
A study of the relevance of the Christian understanding of 
man and the world to social institutions and social change. 
The course will examine problems such as the use and 
distribution of wealth, health care and medical ethics, the 
shortcomings of public education, the quality of life in cities 
and suburbs. Offered 1973-74. 

REL 361 The Church in Contemporary Society 3 (credit) 

REL 371 The Creation of Future 1 (unit) 
A study of Christian hope in light of various approaches to the 
future: prediction, perspective, process and prophecy. Offered 
1973-74. 

REL 372 Philosophical Theology 1 (unit) 
An examination of "God-talk," with an evaluation of various 
approaches to systematic theology, including phenomenology, 
existentialism, process-thought and linguistic analysis. Offered 
1973-74. 

REL 401 Senior Honors Seminar 3 (credit) 
Required of all Religion majors. 

REL 441 Comparative Religious Ethics 1 (unit) 
A study of the fundamental moral teaching of western and 



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eastern religions; a comparison of these with each other and 
with prevalent trends in non-religious moral thought, in an 
effort to determine the extent to which each is really dis- 
tinctive. Offered 1973-74. 

REL 451 Religion, Ethics and Politics in America 

3 (credit) 
This course will evaluate the actual and potential roles of 
religion and ethics in American politics. It will be especially 
concerned with topics such as the separation between church 
and state, morally-based political protest, the role of ethics 
in the formulation of public policy, ethics and public office, 
moral goals and the democratic process. 

REL 452 Suffering and Dying 3 (credit) 
A consideration of human existence in the concrete: fraught 
with sickness, pain, failure, aging and death. Particular atten- 
tion will be paid to the crises of alienation, anomie and 
anxiety. And the question will be asked, whether religion is 
merely an illusion to sustain man in the face of ultimate 
nothingness. 

REL 453 A Philosophy of Religion 3 (credit) 
A determination of the significance of a religious perspective 
on life, with attention to the questions of revelation, prophecy, 
inspiration and tradition, and a consideration of the meaning 
of prayer and mysticism. 

REL 454 Seminar: Contemporary Biblical Issues 

3 (credit) 
A consideration of various problem areas in present-day 
biblical studies. The major theme will be the problem of bibli- 
cal interpretation (hermeneutics) for the modern age with 
particular focus on the biblical understanding of hope and 
the future. Opportunity for individual research projects based 
on the student's particular interests. 

REL 455 Seminar in Religious Institutions and the Politics 
of Social Change: Urban 3 (credit) 
Directed field experience in which seminar participants will 
investigate how specific religious institutions and/or groups 
(e.g.: the Anti-Defamation League, Massachusetts Council of 
Churches, Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, the Planning 
Office for Urban Affairs of the Archdiocese of Boston, the 
East Boston Collaborative, etc.) respond to social issues in 
terms of programs initiated and implemented. Participants will 
be asked to analyze the structure, the goals, and the dynamics 



of the particular institution and/or group in order to assess 
the effectiveness of its responses. Emphasis on the formula- 
tion of major questions and on the development of observation 
techniques by seminar participants themselves. Bi-weekly 
meetings. Same as PS 455. 

REL 456 Seminar in Christian Ethics 3 (credit) 
An in-depth study of a particular moral thinker or moral 
problem to be selected by the members of the seminar. 

REL 457 Biblical Perspectives on Modern Life 3 (credit) 
Emphasis on dialogue between biblical and modern views of 
life. Consideration of various hermeneutical methods by which 
modern man seeks to understand the Bible followed by an 
assessment of the challenge of the biblical message to 
modern man. Such issues as life-style, the nature of person- 
hood, the nature of love, etc. will be considered. Offered 
1973-74. 

REL 481 Seminar in Religious Institutions and the Politics 
of Social Change: Suburban 1 (unit) 
Directed field experience in which seminar participants will 
investigate how specific churches and synagogues respond to 
social issues. Participants will be asked to analyze the socio- 
political and religious profile of a particular church or 
synagogue and to assess the dynamics of response within that 
institution. Emphasis on the formulation of major questions 
and on the development of observation techniques by seminar 
participants themselves. Bi-weekly meetings. Same as PS 
453. 

REL 495-496 Student Assistantship in Religion 

3, 3 (credit) 
An opportunity for qualified students to assist the professor 
in designing and conducting a particular course. Approval by 
the professor conducting the course, by the department chair- 
man, and by a representative of the Dean's Office is required. 

REL 497, 498 Independent Study in Religion 

1-3, 1-3 (credit) 
The student who wishes to take one or two semesters of 
Independent Study will present a typewritten detailed descrip- 
tion of the course requirements as agreed to by the professor 
giving the course and as approved by the department chair- 
man and by a representative of the Dean's office. The student 
must successfully carry through the project as outlined. It is 
only if these conditions are satisfied that Independent Study 



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will carry academic credit. Only one Independent Study 
course should be carried in any one semester. 

REL 499 Senior Project 3 (credit) 
Required of all Religion majors. 



Sociology 

Sociology is the study of society. The courses offered 
will give the student a thorough understanding of mod- 
ern social life and cultures and the use of mature judg- 
ment of social issues and problems. The students will 
be introduced to the methods of research, findings and 
fundamental theories to enable the student to investi- 
gate social relationships and to utilize their knowledge 
in their vocations and in their daily life. 

The basic pre-major course will familiarize the stu- 
dents with sociological concepts, the structures and 
functions of various groups, collective behavior, mass 
communication media, the population problem and 
bird's-eye-view of issues which are analyzed in detail in 
upper-division courses. 

These courses give the students a broad perspective 
on sociological tradition and its historical development. 
Some courses focus on issues of wide scope, others 
stress smaller relational units and processes. 

The variety of courses offered makes it possible to 
choose a major in sociology with a psychological, a 
historical-political, or an economic orientation. Students 
have an opportunity to undertake directed individual 
research. 

Although the curriculum does not intend to provide 
training for specific occupations, sociology prepares 
for various vocational choices which include: private 
and public welfare agencies, teaching, research, indus- 
trial and human relations in industry and labor organ- 
izations, urban renewal etc. 



REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJORS 
LE 165-166 (pre-major course), Soc 301-302, Soc 303. Eight 
upper-division courses with a grade of C or better; at least 
six courses must be taken from courses offered in the Sociol- 
ogy department and two courses may be chosen from courses 
offered in other department offerings listed below, satisfactory 
completion of a Senior Project. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS 
LE 165-166 and three upper-division courses with a grade of C 
or better. 

LE 165 Sociology I 1 (unit) 
Sociological concepts, society and culture; social groups; 
stratification; age and sex groups; collective behavior. 

LE 166 Sociology II 1 (unit) 
The population problem; communities and urbanization; in- 
heritance; eugenics; race; mass communication media and 
censorship; bureaucracy; war and revolution; the family. 

Soc 225 Marriage and the Family 3 (credit) 
Survey of family patterns in a variety of cultural settings with 
emphasis on the American family system; discussion will 
include the Israeli kibbutz, the Near Eastern extended family, 
the Scandinavian family and others. 

Soc 232 Introduction to Anthropology 1 (unit) 
Introduction to the study of the origin of man and culture; 
institutions and folkways of primitive societies. 

Soc 234 Human Geography 1 (unit) 
The purpose of the course is to give an understanding of the 
reciprocal nature of man and his environment. Review of 
physical geography and the description of the types of en- 
vironment to which man has to adapt his life. The ecological 
changes brought about by man. Offered 1973-74. 

Soc 241 Urban Studies I: Introduction 1 (unit) 
The process of urbanization in the U.S. Discussing the work 
of pioneers in urban studies; organization of neighborhoods 
along class, race and ethnic lines; outlining major social 
issues in the urban environment. 

Soc 242 Urban Studies II: Urban Life Styles 1 (unit) 
Discussion of social networks and patterns of social life in 
the urban setting; emphasis on urban life styles as they vary 
by social class and racial and ethnic groups. 



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Soc 301 Theory I: History of Social Thought 3 (credit) 
Survey of major trends in the eighteenth and nineteenth cen- 
tury social thought; major focus on theoretists' contribution to 
the origin of sociology and leading to the development of 
modern social theory. 

Soc 302 Theory II: Contemporary Sociological Theory 

3 (credit) 
Discussion of major contributions in twentieth century social 
theory; emphasis on recent trends in modern sociological 
theory. 

Soc 303 Introduction to Statistics 3 (credit) 
Statistical methods used in sociology; collection and presenta- 
tion of data; measures of central values and dispersion; 
statistical inference; regression and correlation. 

Soc 305 Research Methods 3 (credit) 
Research techniques and strategies used in sociology, such 
as surveys, experiments, observations, interviews, question- 
naire and data analysis. 

Soc 306 Field Methods 3 (credit) 
The course will focus on techniques, such as participant ob- 
servation. Involvement in field experience will be required. 

Soc 310 Social Problems of American Society 3 (credit) 
Consideration of some critical problems and issues of con- 
temporary American life. 

Soc 322 Criminology 3 (credit) 
Analysis of crime as a social problem; evaluation of current 
theories and research findings in the treatment of offenders. 

Soc 329 Ethnic Groups 3 (credit) 
Analysis of selected minority groups; the structure of the 
racial, ethnic and religious minorities. 

Soc 335 Social Movements 3 (credit) 
Discussion of movements aiming at social change in past 
and present. The definition of the problem, the strategies and 
the success of the movements will be analyzed. Seminar 
limited to 15 students. 

Soc 340 Social Work 3 (credit) 
Development and organization of social services. The funda- 
mental methods in the different fields of social work. 



Soc 343 Urban Planning 3 (credit) 
Social, economic, political and technical issues of modern 
city planning; particular attention given to political issues and 
problem solving in American urban centers. 

Soc 344 Urban Field Work 3 (credit) 
Theoretical and practical introduction to field work; workshop 
with emphasis on participant observation in various urban 
social agencies. 

Soc 351 Marxism-Leninism. The USSR and 
Its Satellites 3 (credit) 
Theories, origins and policies. 

Soc 352 The People's Republic of China. 
Democratic Socialism 3 (credit) 
Theories, origins and policies. 

Soc 354 Social Change 3 (credit) 
Theories of social change; materials drawn from case studies 
of developing countries; analysis of the process of social 
change in traditional societies; discussion of the implications 
of accelerated social change in modern technological societies. 

Soc 355 Sociology of Poverty 3 (credit) 
Poverty in historical and contemporary context in the USA, 
focusing on such issues as the definition of poverty, the 
changing number of the poor, the quality of their lives and 
the analysis of the directions of their conditions. 

Soc 356 Sociology of Welfare 3 (credit) 
Analysis of the philosophy, the institutions and the progress of 
welfare. 

Soc 497, 498 Independent Study in Sociology 

1-3, 1-3 (credit) 
The student who wishes to take one or two semesters of 
Independent Study will present a typewritten detailed descrip- 
tion of the course requirements as agreed to by the professor 
giving the course and as approved by a representative of the 
Dean's office. 

The student must successfully carry through the project as 
outlined. It is only if these conditions are satisfied that In- 
dependent Study will carry academic credit. Only one 
Independent Study course should be carried in any one 
semester. 



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Soc 499 Senior Project 0-3 (credit) 
Courses offered in other departments of which two courses 
chosen will count as upper-division courses for sociology 
majors: 

His 205-206 Social and Cultural History of the 
United States 3-3 (credit) 

His 381-382 The Black Man in American History 

3-3 (credit) 

PS 311-312 Urban Practicum 3-3 (credit) 
PS 358 Political Sociology 3 (credit) 
PG 371-372 Social Psychology 3-3 (credit) 
PG 378 Culture and Personality 3 (credit) 



Division of 
Special Programs 



The Division of Special Programs includes the American 
Studies, Undergraduate Education, Liberal Studies, 
Studies in World Cultures and Urban Studies programs. 
A program coordinator who reports to the Director is 
appointed for each program. 
The Liberal Education courses offered by the Division include: 

LE 181-182 The Study of World Cultures 1 (unit) 

American Studies Program 

The student in American Studies must have a grade of 
C or better in thirteen semester courses, including AM 
401 or AM 402. Within that credit hour distribution, each 
major is to choose at least one major field and one 
minor field of concentration. Work in the major field 
consists of at least twenty-four (24) credit hours and the 
minor field at least twelve (12) credit hours. Presently, 



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major fields of concentration include: American History, 
American Government and Politics, Sociology, Eco- 
nomics and American Literature. Minor fields include 
any of the designated major fields plus American Art, 
American Philosophy, Religion in America and Edu- 
cation. 

It should be noted that when the all-college require- 
ments and American Studies distribution requirements 
are fulfilled, each student still has the equivalent of over 
two years of academic offerings to choose as she 
pleases. Most majors, therefore, try to broaden their 
study of America by choosing offerings in as many dis- 
ciplines as possible. 

A major such as this allows for maximum freedom 
but also places much responsibility on each individual 
student. Therefore, each student is encouraged to seek 
as much counselling as she needs in order to fashion a 
meaningful and comprehensive educational experience. 
Those students who plan to enter specific career fields 
or contemplate continuing their education in graduate 
or law schools are reminded of the advisability of 
planning their courses with this in mind. 

All majors should submit their proposed schedule of 
courses to their adviser and the Coordinator of Ameri- 
can Studies prior to semester registration. Additionally, 
each student is encouraged, though not required, to 
participate in some Independent and/or Work Study 
programs. It is recommended, however, that not more 
than one semester or its equivalent be used for such 
purposes. 

COURSE OFFERINGS 

American Studies majors enroll in appropriate courses offered 
by the various departments at the College. A list of courses, in 
each department, applicable for American Studies credit may 
be obtained from the Program Coordinator. The course selec- 
tion is most comprehensive. Theoretically speaking, should a 
student desire to take every course applicable for American 
Studies, she would need eight years to complete her studies. 



In addition there are some specifically designed courses for 
American Studies which include: 

AM 363, 364 History of American Movies 3, 3 (credit) 
A survey of the film with emphasis on its cultural and 
sociological significance. Includes an introduction to tech- 
niques necessary for film analysis. 

AM 401, 402 American Studies Seminar 3, 3 (credit) 
An examination in depth of certain significant developments 
of the American experience with an emphasis on the 
modern period. Open only to seniors majoring in American 
Studies or American History. AM 402 is a repetition of AM 
401 given during the second semester. 

AM 495, 496 Work Study 1-3, 1-3 (credit) 
A student who wishes to take one or two semesters of Work 
Study will present a typewritten detailed description of the 
project to be undertaken as agreed to by the professor moni- 
toring the project and as approved by the Dean's office. 

AM 497, 498 Independent Study in American Studies 

1-3, 1-3 (credit) 
A student who wishes to take one or two semesters of Inde- 
pendent Study will present a typewritten detailed description 
of the course requirements as agreed to by the professor 
giving the course and as approved by the Dean's office. 
Normally, not more than one Independent Study or Work 
Study should be carried in any one semester. 

AM 499 Senior Project 0-3 (credit) 



The Education Program 

Though education is not a major area of concentra- 
tion at Newton, the College is able to provide an educa- 
tion program for those who view such learning an 
important facet of their personal, intellectual and hu- 
manistic development as well as for those who choose 
the field of education as a vocation. It is within the lib- 
eral arts framework, and within the experimental and 
theoretical approach of the Education Program, that 
Newton makes available the development of skills that 
its graduates will be called upon to use. The "education 



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program" is not removed from the liberal arts context, 
but is an integral part of it. Thus, it is appropriate that 
Newton's Education Program reflect that philosophy. 
Based on this belief, the program shall provide experi- 
ences that will: 

A) help students develop an understanding of human 
development and learning as it relates to them person- 
ally and to their young students. 

B) help sensitize students to become teachers con- 
cerned with the effective as well as cognitive, needs of 
young students. 

C) develop an understanding of the philosophy, his- 
tory and sociology of education. 

D) help students gain knowledge about general edu- 
cational developments and developments and develop- 
ments in their field of teaching specialization. 

The program meets the certification requirements of 
Massachusetts and of most other states. Although the 
Education Program staff shall provide guidance and 
counselling, it is the responsibility of the student to 
know the teacher certification requirements of the 
state(s) for which she is seeking certification. While 
there is a program of planned sequence of study for 
students seeking teacher certification, all students are 
encouraged to participate in the Education Program. 

EDUCATION 

REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS 
The Education Department offers a minor in Elementary 
Education and Secondary Education to those students who 
satisfactorily complete a planned sequence of courses, 
climaxed by the practice teaching experience. Students minor- 
ing in Elementary Education must take the following six 
courses (distributed as follows): PG 245, 246 Child Develop- 
ment 1 (unit); ED 201 or 202 Observation and Participation: 
Elementary Education (4); ED 301 Principles and Issues in 
American Education (4); ED 305 or 306 Methods and Materials 
for Elementary Education (4); ED 309 or 310 Curriculum 
Development in Elementary Education (4); ED 401 or 402 
Advanced Seminar and Practicum (8). 



Students minoring in Secondary Education must take the 
following six courses (distributed as follows): PG 248 Psychol- 
ogy of Adolescence and Adulthood 1 (unit); ED 203 or 204 
Observation and Participation: Secondary Education (4); ED 
301 Principles and Issues in American Education (4); ED 308 
or 309 Methods and Materials for Secondary Education (4); 
ED 311 or 312 Curriculum Development in Secondary Educa- 
tion (4); ED 403 or 404 Advanced Seminar and Practicum (8). 

Ed 201, 202 Observation and Participation: 

Elementary Education 4, 4 (credit) 
This course will provide experience in observing and working 
with young students in their educational setting several hours 
per week. Group meetings will provide opportunity to reflect 
upon and evaluate the on-site experience. Open to all 
students. Prerequisite to student teaching. 

ED 203, 204 Observation and Participation: 

Secondary Education 4, 4 (credit) 
This course will provide experience in observing and working 
with high school students in their educational setting several 
hours per week. Group meetings will provide opportunity to 
reflect upon and evaluate the on-site experience. Open to all 
students. Prerequisite to student teaching. 

ED 205, 206 Teaching of Reading 4, 4 (credit) 
An examination of the methods of teaching reading. 

ED 301 Principles and Issues in American Education 

4 (credit) 
An examination of philosophical, social, political and historical 
principles underlying American education and the relation- 
ship of these principles to selected current issues. 

ED 302 Technology and Education 2 (credit) 
Technology has developed into an integral part of education. 
The intent of this course is to examine selected technological 
developments and to consider their impact upon learning in 
the classroom. The focus will be on non-linear media such as 
the videorecorder, audio-visual materials, simulations and 
games. 

ED 304 Alternative Educational Systems 4 (credit) 
In order to assume a leadership role in American society, our 
educational system must begin to address itself more directly 
to the needs of all its students. Although this may be done 
through traditional learning structures, it also requires the 



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development of other learning structures. An example of a 
"school" meeting the challenge of new approaches to learn- 
ing is the "School Without Walls". This course intends to 
introduce the student to people involved in innovative pro- 
grams, to learn about several experimental programs in the 
Boston area and wherever possible to directly observe some 
of these programs. 

ED 305, 306 Methods and Materials for Elementary 
Education 4, 4 (credit) 
The focus of this course will be the planning of instructional 
activities as well as selection, preparation, utilization and 
evaluation of instructional materials. Open to students seeking 
teacher certification. Taken in conjunction with Advanced 
Seminar and Practicum. Also open to seniors who have 
completed practice teaching, but need this course for certifi- 
cation. 

ED 307, 308 Methods and Materials for Secondary 
Education 4, 4 (credit) Miss Wright 
The focus of this course will be the planning of instructional 
activities as well as selection, preparation, utilization and 
evaluation of instructional materials. Open to students seeking 
teacher certification. Taken in conjunction with Advanced 
Seminar and Practicum. Also open to senior who have com- 
pleted practice teaching, but need this course for certification. 

ED 309, 310 Curriculum Development in Elementary 
Education 4, 4 (credit) 
A look at the basic philosophical, psychological and soci- 
ological considerations underlying modern curriculum devel- 
opment as they relate to the needs and problems of students, 
teachers, parents and administrators. Open to students seek- 
ing teacher certification. Taken in conjunction with Advanced 
Seminar and Practicum. Also open to seniors who have com- 
pleted practice teaching, but need this course for certification. 

ED 311, 312 Curriculum Development in Secondary 
Education 4, 4 (credit) 
A look at the basic philosophical, psychological and soci- 
ological considerations underlying modern curriculum devel- 
opment as they relate to the needs and problems of students, 
teachers, parents and administrators. Open to students seek- 
ing teacher certification. Taken in conjunction with Advanced 
Seminar and Practicum. Also open to seniors who have com- 
pleted practice teaching, but need this course for certification. 



ED 401, 402 Advanced Seminar and Practicum — 
Elementary 8, 8 (credit) 
Practice teaching for juniors or seniors who have demon- 
strated special competence in teaching. N.B. Grade based on 
Pass/Fail. 

ED 403, 404 Advanced Seminar and Practicum 

8, 8 (credit) 
Practice teaching for juniors or seniors who have demon- 
strated special competence in teaching. N. B. Grade based on 
Pass/Fail. 



Liberal Studies Program 

The Liberal Studies Program, begun in 1970, is New- 
ton's first large-scale model for a curriculum which will 
not be discipline-centered and yet will give the student 
a co-ordinated learning experience, equip her with basic 
skills for thinking in several disciplines and provide her 
with faculty advisers in shaping her own academic 
program. 

The aim of the Liberal Studies Program is the aim of 
liberal education, the improvement of the quality of 
human life. This fundamental aim is essentially depend- 
ent on a person's understanding of herself and on her 
interplay with a complex social and physical environ- 
ment. Consequently within the scope of man's varying 
individual abilities and interests, liberal education 
should serve the function of augmenting one's under- 
standing and ability to deal with himself and his world, 
the world of persons and of things. Liberal education 
also recognizes man as a purposive being. As such, 
man has the capacity to evaluate and to appreciate, 
morally and aesthetically what he is, what he en- 
counters and what he seeks to become. 

Christian liberal education has an additional typically 
fundamental aim. It recognizes that human life is in- 
complete without the religious dimension. In so doing, 
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that the human form of life gives rise to the idea of 
man's inclination to partake in a religious form of life, 
whether that stems from devotion to reason or from 
emotions or from both. 

Within the scope of these objectives, students pur- 
suing the Liberal Studies Program are the principal 
self-active agents. They are encouraged to bear maxi- 
mum responsibility for developing their own educations. 
The Program, therefore, requires no specific courses. 
Instead, under the guidance of the Liberal Studies 
Advisory Board, directed programs of study are planned 
individually to take account of the student's educational 
needs, interests and abilities. 

The Program, through its Advisory Board and the 
concerned cooperation of the student, seeks to ensure 
the attainment of a broad liberal arts educational base. 
This will involve the student's directed and integrated 
study of the Humanities (including Theology), the Social 
Sciences and the Natural Sciences (including Logic and 
Mathematics). 

The Program, however, recognizes that mere expo- 
sure to the three areas of human knowledge is not 
sufficient for a well-rounded liberal arts education. The 
goal of the Program is to enable the student to under- 
stand the complementary relation of the various disci- 
plines which she pursues in the three major areas of 
human knowledge — the areas with which any educated 
person should be acquainted. 

The broad liberal arts educational base should enable 
the student to concentrate her study in a particular field 
or a combination of fields or even on a particular 
problem. On the other hand, the student's interests may 
not come to a focus. Instead, they may become increas- 
ingly diversified. The Program is designed to cope 
equally well with both eventualities. And in either case, 
the further aim of the Program is the same: to ensure 
that varieties of training in diverse disciplines should 



become integrated through their application to new 
problems. 

The Senior Project should be the focal point of the 
student's work in the Program. Under the supervision of 
the Advisory Board, the work on the Senior Project 
should begin early in the junior year and continue 
through the senior year. The Senior Project carries at 
least one unit per semester for four semesters. 



Planning Programs and Advisory Seminars 

Any student may apply for admission to the Liberal 
Studies Program at any time but normally does so from 
the first semester of the sophomore year through the 
second semester of the junior year. 

To be considered for the program, the student should 
submit to the Director of Liberal Studies an intelligently 
focused prospectus on a course of study. The Director, 
in cooperation with the Advisory Board for Liberal 
Studies, will review the proposed program and will 
decide on a recommendation. 

It is the obligation of the student and the Director of 
Liberal Studies, in cooperation with the Advisory Board, 
to make certain that 

A) the student's program is appropriately balanced 
with respect to various disciplines 

B) a part of the student's program be at an advanced 
level — i.e., no less than 1/6 of the student's work 
during the four years at Newton 

C) no more than 1 / 2 of the student's work be done in 
one department. 

A provision is made within the Program for students 
to cooperate in sharing the results of each other's inves- 
tigations for the Senior Project. To this end every 
student in the Program, as well as the members of the 
Advisory Board, will participate in a "Liberal Studies 



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Seminar" which will be supervised by the Program's 
Director. 

STUDIES IN WORLD CULTURES 

LE 181-182 Studies in World Cultures II 1-1 (unit) 
Students will seek to increase their awareness of and their 
sensitivity to those aspects of world cultures which express 
the meanings and challenges of contemporary human ex- 
perience and they will explore the roots of contemporary 
concerns in the cultural expressions of the modern era. The 
course draws upon the expertise of many scholars. Open to 
freshman with permission of instructor. 

Urban Studies 

Urban Studies is a recent and rapidly growing phenom- 
enon in undergraduate education in the United States. 
It is an effort to put urban life and problems in a central 
place in the college curriculum. 

The purpose of the program then is: To help students 
obtain increased appreciation of the creative role of the 
city in modern life and culture, a keener perception of 
the nature of the metropolis as a community system, a 
fuller understanding of the organizational structures of 
urban life, a firmer grasp of the dynamics of urban 
change and its concomitant problems, opportunities 
of urban life and a greater competence in a variety of 
human resource skills typically required in urban living. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJORS 
The student in Urban Studies must have a grade of C or 
better in ten semester courses including Soc 343 and 344, 
Introduction to Urban Studies I and II and Field Work in Urban 
Studies I and II. The remaining courses may be taken from 
other departments' upper-division offerings with the approval 
of the faculty adviser who will have a list of such related 
courses. 

All majors should submit their proposed program to the 
adviser before semester registration. 



Physical Education 



Physical Education is open to all students. Courses are 
given on campus in golf, tennis, badminton, physical 
fitness for women and dance. Nearby resources allow 
for instruction in the areas of swimming, sailing and 
horseback riding. No specific uniform is required but 
students are expected to wear appropriate clothing, 
such as a blouse, shorts, socks and sneakers. 

There are opportunities on campus for interclass and 
interhouse games and tournaments in such activities as 
basketball, volleyball and tennis. On the intercollegiate 
level the college has varsity and junior varsity basket- 
ball teams and the teams participate with other colleges 
in the Boston area. In addition, the college sailing team 
has achieved national recognition. Plans are underway 
for extending intercollegiate activities in tennis as well. 



Graduate Education Program 



The Graduate Program in Education, which offers a 
Master's Degree in Philosophy (in Education), is an 
innovative approach to the education of teachers, ad- 
ministrators and school counsellors. The fifteen-month 
program includes two summers of intensive work in the 
basic problems of education (e.g. Elementary or Sec- 
ondary Curriculum and Methods, Seminar in Guidance, 
Seminar in Educational Administration). Eight students 
and fifteen faculty members meet five days a week for 
seven weeks each summer in seminars, workshops and 
independent study. 

During the academic year, graduate students hold 
full-time positions in schools and colleges under the 
supervision of eight full-time and five part-time graduate 
faculty members. On-site support and supervision is 
provided on a bi-weekly basis. To supplement their 
internship or practicum, graduate students attend 



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courses in the evenings and workshops on weekends 
at Newton College. The courses respond to the specific 
problems which the graduate students confront in their 
internship (e.g., Alternative Models in Education, Curric- 
ulum and Society, Emotional Growth in the Family). 

The internship and course work is evaluated on the 
basis of Pass/Fail. With the completion of the internship 
year, a final evaluation is written by the supervisor and 
attached to the final record of each student. 

Each student earns a total of thirty-six credits for the 
entire program (nine for each of two summers and nine 
for each of two academic year semesters). The nine 
credits earned each summer are for academic course 
work. During the academic year most students earn nine 
credits for their internship or practicum (4 1 /2 credits 
each semester), three credits for a course in the Theory 
and Practice of Open Education (1 1 /2 credits each sem- 
ester), and six credits for academic course work (3 
credits each semester). 

If further information is needed, please address re- 
quests to the Graduate Education Program Office, 
Newton College of the Sacred Heart, 885 Centre Street, 
Newton, Massachusetts 02159. 

Institute for Open Education 

The Institute provides graduate level courses in education 

for teachers, counsellors and administrators. 

Special attention is given to Alternative Models of Education. 

For further information, contact Graduate Education Offices. 



DIVISION OF SPONSORED RESEARCH, 
THE PHYSICAL SCIENCE GROUP 

Physical Science Group 

The purpose of the Division of Sponsored Research is to carry 
out research and development work in education. The first 
projects to be worked on are those of the Physical Science 
Group, formerly at the Education Development Center. These 
include an undergraduate program for the preparation of 
Physics-Chemistry teachers and several Physical Science pro- 
grams on the secondary level. The Physical Science Group 
is housed on the first floor of the Barry Science Pavilion. 



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Registry 



Board of Trustees 



Catherine Baxter, R.S.C.J., M.A. 
Miami, Florida 

Patricia Byrne ('74) 
Westbury, New York 

John Chandler, Ph.D. 
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 

Catherine Collins, R. S.C.J. , M.A. 
Newton, Massachusetts 

Jane Welch Cronin (Mrs. Daniel A. Cronin), B.A. 
Concord, Massachusetts 

John S. Crowley, M.B.A. 
Greenwich, Connecticut 

Louise Desaulniers, B.A. 
Boston, Massaschustts 



John Fallon, B.A. 
Weston, Massachusetts 

Jean Ford, R. S.C.J. , M.A. 
Newton, Massachusetts 

William Gilbane, M.A. 
Providence, Rhode Island 

Peter Grace III, M.B.A. 
Manhasset, New York 

Mary Ford Kingsley (Mrs. Gordon F. Kingsley), B.A. 
Wellesley, Massachusetts 

Philippe de Lacoste, Ph.D. 
Newton, Massachusetts 

T. Vincent Learson, B.A., L.H.D. 
Rye, New York 

Catherine Maguire, R.S.C.J., Ph.D. 
Newton, Massachusetts 

Thomas Mahoney, Ph.D. 
Cambridge, Massachusetts 

Frederick Ober, B.A. 
Wellesley, Massachusetts 

Anne O'Neil, R.S.C.J., M.A., M.S. 
Greenwich, Connecticut 

Roger Putnam, B.A., L.H.D. 
Petersham, Massachusetts 

Mary H. Quinlan, R.S.C.J., Ph.D. 
Newton, Massachusetts 

William Sheskey, Ph.D. 
Hingham, Massachusetts 

Janice Veillette (73) 
Waterbury, Connecticut 



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Administration 



OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT 
JAMES J. WHALEN, Ph.D. 
President; Professor of Psychology 
GRAEME COLE, B.A. 
Assistant to the President 

OFFICE OF THE ACADEMIC DEAN 
JANIS I. SOMERVILLE, B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D. Cand. 

(Acting Dean) 
Academic Dean 
DORICE WRIGHT, M.A.T. 
Assistant Academic Dean 

CHARLES BOTTICELLI, Ph.D. 

Director, Division of Science and Mathematics 

HELEN R. COWIE, Ph.D. 
Director, Division of Language, Literature 
and Communications 

OFELIA GARCIA, R.S.C.J., M.F.A. 

Director, Division of Humanities and Fine Arts 

MARGARET M. GORMAN, R.S.C.J., Ph.D. 
Director, Division of Social Science and Religion 

MARGARET DEVER (Mrs. Joseph Dever), Ed.M. 
Director, Continuing Education Program 

URI HABER-SCHAIM, Ph.D. 

Director, Physical Science Research Group 

JOAN GOLDSMITH, M.A. 

Director, Graduate Education Program 

FRANCES A. CONNELLY, M.Ed. 
Registrar 

JEREMY SLINN, A.L.A. 
Librarian 

NANCY W. HEAD (Mrs. William Head), B.A. 
Director of Admissions 

NANCY HINES, B.A. 
Director of Career Counseling 

OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF STUDENTS 
FRANCES de LA CHAPELLE, R.S.C.J., M.A. 
Dean of Students 



MARY BETH NASON, M.S. 
Director of Residence Life 

JOAN NORTON, M.Ed. 
Director of Student Financial Aid 

KENNETH MacDONNELL, M.D. 
Director of Student Health Services 

MARGARET McDONNELL, R.S.C.J., R.N. 
Coordinator of Student Health Services 

JOHN M. TOOMEY, S.T.L. 
Chaplain 

JOHN McCALL, S.J., Ph.D. 

Resident Consultant to Counseling Staff 

Office of the Vice President for Business Adminstration 
and Development 

R. JAMES HENDERSON, M.Ed. 
Vice President 

Business Administration 

THOMAS R. SALM, M.Ed. 
Business Manager 

RICHARD O. DEE, B.A. 
Assistant Business Manager 

S. MURRAY SIMONS, M.B.A. 
Controller 

EARL FRIOT 

Director of Physical Plant 

RON COHEN, A.C.A. 
Director of Food Service 

Development 

MARY FRANCES MURPHY (Mrs. Gregory Murphy), B.A. 
Assistant Director of Development and Director 
of Alumnae Affairs 

ELIZABETH A. BARRY, B.A. 
Director of Publications 

SHIRLEY GOLDWYN (Mrs. Arthur Goldwyn), B.A. 
Director of Public Information 



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Faculty 



MARY DAY ALBERT, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences 
B.A. University of New Hampshire; M.A. Bryn Mawr College; 
Ph.D. Boston University. 

JANE APPLETON (Mrs. William Appleton), A.B. 
Lecturer in Music 
A.B. Wheaton College. 

FRANK A. BELAMARICH, Ph.D. 

Lecturer in Biology 
B.A. Montclair State College; M.A. Harvard University; 
Ph.D. Harvard University. 

JAMES C. BERGER, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor of Political Science 
B.A. University of Delaware; M.A. University of Massachusetts; 
Ph.D. University of Connecticut. 

CHARLES R. BOTTICELLI, Ph.D. 

Professor of Biology; Director, Division 

of Science and Mathematics 
B.A. University of Connecticut; M.A. Williams College; 
Ph.D. Harvard University. 

LILLIAN BRODERICK (Mrs. James Broderick), Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor of English and Coordinator, 

Freshman Communications Program 
B.A. Newcomb College; M.A. University of North Carolina; 
Ph.D. Harvard University. 

ELIZABETH J. BUCKLEY (Mrs. Jerome H. Buckley), M.A. 
Lecturer in English 
B.A. University of Toronto; M.A. University of Wisconsin. 

ARTHUR L. COBB, Ph.D. 
Instructor in Psychology 
B.A. University of Texas; Ph.D. University of Houston. 

AILEEN M. COHALAN, R.S.C.J., M.Mus. 

Lecturer in Music 
B.Mus. Manhattanville College; M.Mus. Boston University; 
Colleague, American Guild of Organists. 

JOSEPH F. CONWAY, M.A. 

Associate Professor of Political Science and History 
B.A. University of Rochester; M.A. University of Rochester. 



FREDERIC COURTOIS 
Lecturer in Art 
Ecole Saint Luc; Academie des Beaux-Arts, Liege, Belgium. 

NELLY COURTOIS (Mme. Frederic Courtois) 

Assistant Professor of French 
Diplome, Ecole Centrale de Service Social, Brussels; 
Brevet, Alliance Francaise, Paris; Diplome Superieur de 
Langue Moderne, Paris. 

HELEN R. COWIE, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor of English; Director, 

Division of Language, Literature and Communications 

B.A. State University of Iowa; M.A. State University of Iowa; 

Ph.D. Columbia University. 

ROBERT J. CURRAN, M.A. 
Associate Professor of Philosophy 
B.A. Fordham University; M.A. Fordham University. 

UBALDO DiBENEDETTO, Ph.D. 

Professor of Italian and Spanish 
B.A. Northeastern University; M.Ed. Bridgewater State 
College; M.A. Middlebury College; Ph.D. University of Madrid. 

FRANCIS J. DOLAN, M.F.A. 
Instructor in Drama 
B.A. Mt. St. Mary's; M.F.A. Catholic University. 

CHRISTIAN J. DONAHUE, M.A. 

Assistant Professor of Economics 
B.A. Stonehill College; M.A. Boston University; Candidate 
for Ph.D. Boston University. 

MARY CLARISSA DONAHUE, M.A. 

Lecturer in Sociology 
B.A. Newton College of the Sacred Heart; M.A. Boston 
University; Candidate for Ph.D. Boston University. 

ROBERT ENGLER, M.A., M.C.P. 

Lecturer in Sociology 
B.A. Notre Dame University; M.A. Notre Dame University; 
M.C.P. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

VERA ERDELY (Mrs. Alexander Erdely), M.A. 
Assistant Professor of French 
M.A. Harvard University, Candidate for Ph.D. Boston College. 

FRANCES D. FERGUSSON (Mrs. Peter J. Fergusson), M.A. 

Assistant Professor of Art History 
B.A. Wellesley College; M.A. Harvard University; Candidate for 
Ph.D. Harvard University. 



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JOHN H. FLANNAGAN, JR., Ph.D. 

Associate Professor of History; Coordinator, American 

Studies Program 
B.A. Holy Cross College; M.A. Detroit University; 
Ph.D. Georgetown University. 

ANTOINETTE DE B. FREDERICK, M.A. 
Instructor in Communications 
B.A. Wellesley College; M.A. University of Michigan. 

MARIA FUSTER, M.A. 

Assistant Professor of Spanish 
Licenciada en filosofia y letras (filologia romanica) 
University of Madrid; Candidate for Ph.D. Boston College. 

OFELIA GARCIA, R.S.C.J., M.F.A. 

Assistant Professor of Art; Director, Division of 

Humanities and Fine Arts 
Escuela Nacionale de Bellas Artes, La Habana; B.A. 
Manhattanville College; M.F.A. Tufts University. 

PATRICIA GEOGHEGAN, R.S.C.J., M.F.A. 

Lecturer in Art 
B.F.A. Newcomb College, Tulane University; M.F.A. Tufts 
University. 

LUBOMIR GLEIMAN, Ph.D. 

Professor of Political Science 
B.A. Thomas More Institute, Montreal; M.A. Institute of 
Medieval Studies, University of Montreal; Graduate Study 
at the University of Bratislava, Slovakia, University of Munich, 
Germany and University of Innsbruck, Austria. 

MARGARET MARY GORMAN, R.S.C.J., Ph.D. 

Professor of Psychology and Director, Division of 

Social Science and Religion 
B.A. Trinity College (Washington); M.A. Fordham University; 
Ph.D. Catholic University of America. 

SUSAN P. HAFNER, M.A. 

Assistant Professor of Sociology 
B.A. Denison University; M.A. University of Chicago; 
Candidate for Ph.D., University of Chicago. 

ALISON BAKER HUEY, B.A. 

Assistant Professor of History 
B.A. Bryn Mawr College; Candidate for Ph.D. George 
Washington University. 



L. EDWARD KAMOSKI, Ph.D. 

Professor of Philosophy 
B.A. Tufts University; M.A. Tufts University; Ph.D. Cornell 
University. 

ELIZABETH KOVALTCHOUK-KEAN (Mrs. Basil Kean), B.A. 

Associate Professor of Russian 
Kiev Bymnazia, Russia; Certificat d'Etudes, Cairo, Egypt; 
B.A. St. Vincent of Paul's College, Egypt. 

JANA M. KIELY (Mrs. Robert J. Kiely), M.A. 

Lecturer in Biology 
Licence de Sciences Naturelles, Sorbonne; M.A. Radcliffe 
College. 

INGRID KISLIUK (Mrs. Roy L. Kisliuk), M.A. 

Instructor in French 
B.A. Cleveland College; M.A. Tufts University; Candidate 
for Ph.D. Tufts University. 

DONALD F. KRIER, Ph.D. 

Professor of Economics 
B.A. Marquette University; M.A. Marquette University; Ph.D. 
Boston College. 

MAXINE KUMIN (Mrs. Victor Kumin), M.A. 
Lecturer in English 
A.B. Radcliffe College; M.A. Radcliffe College. 

GUILLEMINE de LACOSTE (Mme. Philippe de Lacoste), 

Ph.D. 

Associate Professor of Philosophy 
B.A. Newton College of the Sacred Heart; M.A. Georgetown 
University; Ph.D. University of Paris. 

PHILIPPE de LACOSTE, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor of Political Science 
Licentiate in Law, University of Paris; M.A. University 
of Paris; Ph.D. University of Paris. 

LOIS ANN LEVIN, Ph.D. 

Instructor in Psychology 
A.B. Brandeis University; Ed.M. Harvard University; 
A.M. Boston University; Ph.D. Boston University. 

CHARLES K. LEVY, Ph.D. 

Lecturer in Biology 
B.A. George Washington University; M.S. George Washington 
University; Ph.D. University of North Carolina. 



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DORIS INGRAM LEWIS (Mrs. Frederick P. Lewis), Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor of Chemistry 
B.S. Duke University; Ph.D. Tufts University. 

ANNE LIPWORTH, M.S. Ed. 
Instructor in Dance 
B.S. City College of New York; M.S. University of California. 

ELAINE BIGANESS LIVINGSTONE (Mrs. Melvin Living- 
stone), M.Ph. 
Artist in Residence 
B.F.A. Massachusetts College of Art; Associate Scholar, 
Radcliffe Institute for Independent Study; M.Ph. Newton 
College of the Sacred Heart. 

H. KENNETH LEOFFLER, M.S.T. 

Instructor in Psychology 
B.A. Texas Lutheran College; B.D. Lutheran Theological 
Seminary; M.S.T. Andover-Newton Theological School; 
Candidate for Ph.D. Boston College. 

CATHERINE E. MAGUIRE, R.S.C.J., Ph.D. 

Professor of English 
B.A. College of Mount Saint Vincent; M.A. Columbia 
University; Ph.D. Fordham University. 

PHILIP MARCUS, M.A. 
Associate Professor of Art 
B.F.A. Tufts University; M.A. Harvard University. 

MARY A. McCAY (Mrs. Douglas McCay), M.A. 

Assistant Professor of English 
B.A. Catholic University of America; M.A. Boston College; 
Candidate for Ph.D. Tufts University. 

JAMES W. McCLAIN, B.A. 

Instructor in History 
B.A. Providence College; Graduate study at Boston College 
School of Social Work. 

MARIE MULLIN McHUGH (Mrs. Edward J. McHugh), Ph.D. 

Professor of History 
B.A. Manhattanville College; M.A. Radcliffe College; Ph.D. 
Radcliffe College. 

faine Mcmullen, r.s.c.j., m.a., j.d. 

Assistant Professor of Political Science 
B.A. College of Mount Saint Vincent; J.D. Fordham University; 
M.A. Manhattanville College; Graduate study at Catholic 
University of America. 



RICHARD HAYES MILLER, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor of American Studies and History 
B.S. Fordham University; M.A. Fordham University; Ph.D. 
Georgetown University. 

RENEE NAVES, Ph.D. 
Professor of Chemistry 
M.S. University of Geneva; Ph.D. University of Geneva. 

ANTHONY NEMETHY, Ph.D. 

Professor of Sociology 
B.A. Academy of Law, Kecskemet; M.S. College of Agriculture, 
Vienna; Ph.D. Royal Hungarian Palatin, Joseph University of 
Technical and Economic Sciences, Budapest. 

SHARON O'BRIEN, M.A. 
Instructor in Communications 
B.A. Radcliffe College; M.A. Harvard University. 

PHYLLIS G. ORAM, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor of Psychology 
B.A. Bard College; M.A. Boston University; Ph.D. Boston 
University. 

HERBERT F. OSTRACH, M.A. 
Instructor in American Studies 
B.A. Brown University; M.A. Brown University. 

JOHN PHILIBERT, B.F.A. 

Assistant Professor of Art 
B.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design; Candidate for 
M.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design. 

MARIANA PINEDA 

Instructor in Art 
Scultpure studies, Bennington College, University of 
California at Berkeley. Scholar, Radcliffe Institute for 
Independent Study. 

KENNETH J. PRESKENIS, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor of Mathematics 
B.A. Boston College; M.A. Brown University; Ph.D. 
Brown University. 

CAROL PUTNAM, R.S.C.J., Ph.D. 

Professor of Art 
B.A. Manhattanville College; M.F.A. Catholic University of 
America; M.A. Catholic University of America; Ph.D. Catholic 
University of America. 



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MARY H. QUINLAN, R.S.C.J., Ph.D. 

Professor of History 
B.A. Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart; M.A. 
Catholic University of America; Ph.D. Catholic University of 
America. 

ROBERT RICHARDS, M.Ed. 

Instructor in Education 
B.Ed. State College at Fitchburgh; M.Ed. State College at 
Bridgewater. 

SHERMAN RODDY, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor of History 
B.A. Wheaton College (Illinois); B.D. Eastern Baptist Seminary; 
M.A. University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D. University of 
Pennsylvania. 

ROBERT G. ROGERS, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor of Religion 
B.S. Ohio State University; S.T.B. Boston University School of 
Theology; Ph.D. Boston University; Graduate study at the 
University of London Institute of Archaeology and at the 
School of Oriental and African Studies. 

JUDITH B. SCHAEFER, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor of Psychology 
A.B. University of Chicago; M.A. University of Chicago; 
Ph.D. University of Chicago. 

WILLIAM J. SCHICKEL, B.A. 

Instructor in Economics 
B.A. University of Notre Dame; Candidate for Ph.D. 
Boston College. 

RALPH S. SCHLOMING, M.A. 

Instructor in Sociology 
B.A. University of California; M.A. Brandeis University; 
Candidate for Ph.D. Brandeis University. 

HOWARD F. SOHN, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor of Religion 
B.A. Claremont Men's College; M.A. Manhattan College; 
Ph.D. Fordham University. 

VINCENT SOLOMITA, B. Arch. 

Associate Professor of Art 
B. Arch. Pratt Institute; Study at American Art School of 
Fontainbleau, France; Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris. 



JOHN M. STECZYNSKI, M.F.A. 

Assistant Professor of Art 
B.F.A. University of Notre Dame; M.F.A. Yale University 
School of Design. 

ELLEN A. TAXER, Ph.D. 

Professor of German 
M.S. University of Vienna; Ph.D. University of Vienna. 

JAMES F. TAYLOR, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor of Classics 
B.A. Haverford College; A.M. Harvard University; Ph.D. 
Harvard University. 

LUCY ULMAN, Ed.D. 

Associate Professor of Education 
B.S. Boston University; Ed.M. Boston University; Ed.D. Boston 
University. 

WILMA G. VON JESS, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor of Religion 
B.A. Boston College; Ph.D. Boston College. 

WALTER MOORE WALLACE, B.A. 

Instructor in Religion 
B.A. Vanderbilt University; Candidate for Ph.D. Harvard 
University. 

JAMES J. WHALEN, Ph.D. 

President; Professor of Psychology 
B.A. Franklin and Marshall College; M.S. Pennsylvania 
State University; Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University. 

ELIZABETH S. WHITE, R.S.C.J., Ph.D. 

Professor of English 
B.A. Manhattanville College; M.A. Radcliffe College; Ph.D. 
Catholic University of America. 

EMMET W. WINDHAM, M.M. 

Assistant Professor of Music 
B. Mus. Ed. Cincinnati Conservatory of Music; M.M. New 
England Conservatory of Music. 

DORICE J. WRIGHT, M.A.T. 

Assistant Professor of Education, Coordinator of 

Undergraduate Education 
B.A. Boston University; M.A.T. Antioch College. 

BOLESLAW A. WYSOCKI, Ph.D. 

Professor of Psychology 
Certificate in Business Administration, University of Cracow; 
Diploma in Psychology and Statistics, University of Edinburgh; 
Certificate, University of Cambridge; M.A. University of 
Cracow; Ph.D. University of London. 



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Faculty, Graduate Education Program 



EILEEN BROWN, Ed.M. 
Assistant Professor of Education 
A.B. Immaculata College; Ed.M. Harvard University. 

JOAN GOLDSMITH, M.A. 
Assistant Professor of Education and Director, 
Graduate Program in Education 
B.A. Antioch College; M.A. University of Chicago. 

MARGARET MARY GORMAN, R.S.C.J., Ph.D. 

Professor of Psychology and Director, Division of 

Social Science and Religion 
B.A. Trinity College (Washington); M.A. Fordham University; 
Ph.D. Catholic University of America. 

JOYCE GRANT, M.A. 
Instructor in Education 
B.A. Boston State College; M.A. Northeastern University. 

RENO JAMES, M.A.T. 
Assistant Professor of Education 
B.A. Lincoln University; M.A.T. Harvard University. 

LYNN MILLER, M.A.T. 
Assistant Professor of Education 
B.A. University of Pennsylvania; M.A.T. Harvard University. 

ADRIA REICH, M.A. 
Instructor in Education 
B.A. Swarthmore College; M.A. Northeastern University. 

ROBERT G. ROGERS, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor of Religion 
B.S. Ohio State University; S.T.B. Boston University School 
of Theology; Ph.D. Boston University; Graduate study at the 
University of London Institute of Archaeology and at the 
School of Oriental and African Studies. 

LUCY ULMAN, Ed.D. 

Associate Professor of Education 
B.S. Boston University; Ed.M. Boston University; 
Ed.D. Boston University. 

ELIZABEH S. WHITE, R.S.C.J., Ph.D. 

Professor of English 
B.A. Manhattanville College; M.A. Radcliffe College; 
Ph.D. Catholic University of America. 



Alumnae Association of Newton College of the Sacred Heart 
National Council ot the Alumnae Association 

Mrs. John M. Conroy (Katharine Wilson) 

791 Webster Avenue 

New Rochelle, New York 10805 

Mrs. Robert M. Donahue (Julie Halleran) 

226 Dudley Road 

Brookline, Massachusetts 02146 

Mrs. John J. Kalagher, Jr. (Mary Prendergast) 

8609 Fox Run 

Potomac, Maryland 20854 

Mrs. Gordon F. Kingsley (Mary Ford Whalen) 

30 Bancroft Road 

Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts 02181 

Mrs. John F. McNamara (Susan Bearden) 
786 Vernon Avenue 
Glencoe, Illinois 60022 




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Location 

The city of Newton, Massachusetts is located seven miles 
west of downtown Boston, forty-six miles south of New 
Hampshire, forty miles north of Providence, and two hundred 
and ten miles northeast of New York City. 

Principal routes serving the city are the Massachusetts 
Turnpike (whose extension connects Route 128 with the 
Northeast and Southeast Expressways), Route 128, Route 9, 
Interstate 40 and Interstate 95. 

The city is served by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation 
Authority (MBTA subway), the Middlesex and Boston Street 
Railway (bus), the main line of the Boston and Albany Rail- 
road and by over two dozen major airlines and railways. 
Boston's Logan Airport and port facilities are within ten miles 
of the College. 

VISITORS 

Newton College welcomes visitors to the campus. The 
administrative offices are open Monday through Friday, 
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and by appointment on Saturdays 
during term time. The Admissions Office is open Monday 
through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and from 
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. By prior arrangement, 
special appointments may be made on Sunday and holidays. 
Special arrangements for greeting prospective students can 
be made during holiday and vacation periods. Secondary 
school students and their parents who wish an interview with 
a member of the Admissions Office are encouraged to arrange 
a mutually convenient appointment well in advance of their 
trip to the campus. 




Correspondence 

The post office address is Newton College, Newton, Massa- 
chusetts 02159. Inquiries should be addressed as follows: 

General interests of the College 

PRESIDENT 
Academic policies and programs 

ACADEMIC DEAN 
College policy for students; residence halls 

DEAN OF STUDENTS 
Admission of Students 

DIRECTOR OF ADMISSION 
Financial Aid and Fellowships 

FINANCIAL AID COUNSELOR 
Graduate Program Admissions 

DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE PROGRAM 
College fees and payment dates 

VICE-PRESIDENT FOR ADMINISTRATIVE AFFAIRS 
Transcripts and permanent records 

REGISTRAR 
Employment of graduates 

DIRECTOR OF CAREER COUNSELING 
Gifts and bequests 

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLIC RELATIONS 
Alumnae Interests 

DIRECTOR OF ALUMNAE AFFAIRS 



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Index 



Academic Calendar / IBC 
Academic Policies / 29 
Accidents / 22 
Accreditation / 32 
Administration / 92 
Admissions Requirements / 16 
Admissions Standards / 16 
Advisory Seminars, 

Liberal Studies / 88 
Advanced Placement / 17, 29 
Alumnae Association / 97 
American Studies / 84 
Application / 15 
Art / 34 
Art History / 35 
Arts Week / 7 
Athletic Association / 8 
Auditing / 29 

Bachelor of Arts Degree / 27 

Bachelor of Science Degree / 27 

Barat House / 6 

Biology / 64 

Black Students' Association / 8 

Board of Trustees / 91 

Campus / 3. 5, 98 

Campus Visits / 16, 98 

Change of Schedule / 29 

Chemistry / 65 

Christian Service Committee / 8 

Classics / 51 

College Entrance Tests / 16 

Communications / 51 

Comparative Literature / 52 

Correspondence / 98 

Counseling Services / 13 

Course Listing Notation / 33 

Course Load / 

Credit, other Academic Work / 30 

Cross-Registration / 30 

Curriculum / 27, 29 

Deferred Admission / 18 
Degrees Offered / 27 
Divisional Structure / 33 
Division of Humanities 

and Fine Arts / 34 
Division of Language, 

Literature and Communications / 50 
Division of 

Science and Mathematics / 62 
Division of Social Science 

and Religion / 68 
Division of Special Programs / 84 
Dormitories / 5 
Drama / 41 
Drama Club / 7 



Early Admission / 18 
Early Decision Plan / 16 
Economics / 69 
Education Program / 85 
885 / 8 
English / 53 
Expenses / 21 
Experimental College / 9 

Faculty / 93 

Federal Programs / 25 

Fees / 21 

Fellowships / 25 

Financial Aid / 24 

Foreign Students / 17 

French / 58 

French Club / 8 

Freshman-Sophomore Program / 27 

German / 59 

Glee Club / 7 

Grading System / 30 

Graduate Education Program / 89 

History / 41 
Honors / 31 

Incomplete Grades / 31 
Independent Study / 31 
Interdisciplinary Majors / 29 
Interest Committee / 7 
International Club / 8 
Interview / 16 
Introduction / 3 
Italian / 59 

Leave of Absence / 31 
Liberal Studies Program / 87 
Library Division / 32 
Living Environment / 5 
Loans / 25 
Location / 98 

Major Studies / 28 
Master of Philosophy / 27 
Mathematics / 66 
Medical Services / 13 
Modern Languages / 56 
Music Program / 44 

Newtones / 7 

Office of Career Counseling / 32 
Open Education, Institute for / 29, 90 
Other Programs / 29 

Parking Permit Fees / 22 
Pass/Fail Courses / 31 



Philosophy / 46 
Physical Education / 89 
Physical Science Group / 90 
Planning Programs, 

Liberal Studies / 88 
Plans of Payment / 23 
Political Science / 74 
Presidential Committees / 7 
Pre-medical Studies / 64 
Psychology / 71 
Psychology Club / 8 
Putnam Art Center / 6 

Reading Courses / 31 
Readmission / 31 
Recommendation / 16 
Refund Policy / 23 
Registered Nurses / 19 
Registration / 31 
Registry / 90 
Religion / 78 
Reservation Deposit / 22 
Rolling Admissions / 17 
Room and Board / 21 
Russian / 60 

Schedule of Payments / 23 

Scholarships / 24 

Science / 62 

Secondary School Transcript / 16 

Sickness / 22 

Social Committee / 19 

Social Life / 9 

Sociology / 62 

Spanish / 60 

Sponsored Research / 90 

Student Employment / 25 

Student Governance / 7 

Student Health Insurance / 22 

Student Organizations / 7 

Student Senate / 6 

Studies in World Cultures / 89 

Studio Art / 37 

Study Abroad / 32 

Transfer Students / 18 

Tuition / 21 

Unit System / 28 
Urban Studies / 89 

Visitors / 16, 98 

The Well I 18 

Withdrawals / 32 

Women at Newton College / 5 

Young Democratic Club / 8 
Young Republican Club / 8 



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Calendar 1972-73 



FIRST SEMESTER 

Wednesday, September 6 Juniors Arrive 



Thursday, September 7 

through 
Sunday, September 10 

Friday, September 8 

Sunday, September 10 

Monday, September 11 

Monday, September 18 

Tuesday, September 19 

Monday, October 9 

Monday, October 23 



Freshmen Orientation 

College Registration (Freshmen and Juniors) 

College Registration {Seniors, Sophomores and Day Students) 

Classes Begin 

Academic Registration (Juniors and Seniors) 

Academic Registration (Freshmen and Sophomores) 

Columbus Day (No Classes) 

Veterans' Day (No Classes) 



Wednesday, November 22 (12:00 p.m.) 

through 
Sunday, November 26 Thanksgiving Vacation 



Monday, December 18 

through 
Friday, December 22 



Examination and Evaluation 
Period 



Friday, December 22 (5:00 p.m.) Semester Ends 



Friday, December 22 

through 
Sunday, January 21 



Semester Recess 



SECOND SEMESTER 

Monday, January 22 Classes Begin 



Monday, January 29 

Tuesday, January 30 

Monday, February 19 

Monday, March 19 

Friday, April 13 (5:00 p.m.) 

through 
Monday, April 23 

Thursday, May 17 

through 
Wednesday, May 23 



Academic Registration (Juniors and Seniors) 
Academic Registration (Freshmen and Sophomores) 
Washington's Birthday (No Classes) 
(No Classes) 

Spring Recess 



Examination and Evaluation Period 
Wednesday, May 23 (5:00 p.m.) Semester Ends 
Sunday, May 27 Commencement 



The College reserves the right to make changes in the regulations and courses announced in this catalog. 



Newton College 

Newton, Massachusetts 



02159